kids-and-computers-800We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural year of the Young Makers Competition! This competition is an opportunity for young makers to show what they’re made of with what they’re making!
This is a competition not only for budding inventors, but for artists, movie makers, engineers… anyone with a love of tinkering, designing, hacking, and innovating!

The competition is divided into 3 age groups*

8 to 11                                         12 to 15                                      16 to 18

Judging Criteria

Creativity
The originality or the amount of imagination incorporated into your submission.

Technology
The use of science or engineering.

Artistry
The amount of workmanship or artistic ability put into the submission

Presentation
Your ability to present what you made and how you made it.

X-factor
An undefinable quality that makes us say “wow!”

10 points will be award for each category for a maximum score of 50.

The top 3 winners in each age group receive:

  • Two passes to SoCal Maker Con
  • Raffle entry.
  • Invitation to demonstrate at the Young Makers Booth.
  • Recognition and interview on our main stage.
  • Opportunity to win the grand prize.**

Project submissions must include a 2 to 3 minute video
with a demonstration and explanation of your project.

Click here to submit your project

Due to the high response to this event, we’ve pushed back the deadline.

The deadline for project submissions is now October 15, 2016 at 12 PST.
Winners will be notified on October 24, 2016 via email.

Good luck and happy making!

*Based on age at time of application.
**Grand prize to be determined soon.

Young Makers Competition is sponsored in part by:

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