Bridge Innovate is inviting students to compete in its free online Bright Spark's Summer Invention Challenge for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
The program challenges students to identify a real-world challenge, create a new service or product that solves the challenge and submit a pitch video introducing the solution and prototype, according to a news release from the Rossville, Ga., consulting agency.
The free registration for the competition ends on May 31 and is open to students in grades 4-12.
The release states that pitch videos will be voted on by the public via social media to determine the finalists, and a judging panel will select a winner. A winner will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on June 30.
"The Summer Invention Challenge is one of our most anticipated events of the year," said Mary Kim, Bright Spark Leader, in a statement. "We are continually amazed at the creative ideas students have. It's a refreshing reminder that innovation is not restricted by age."
According to the release, last year's Invention Challenge included pitch videos from students in Tennessee and Georgia and featured products such as a neon book light, rain gutter for electricity and freshwater and a clip-on protection device to prevent hot car deaths of young children and pets.
For more information on the program, visit bridgeinnovate.com/brightspark or email firstname.lastname@example.org.