Independent Student Inventor Program

If you are a student between grades K-12 and your school district, student organization or home school program is not currently offering the Invention Convention program, you may register to participate in the Independent Student Inventor Program (ISIP). There is no cost to participate in the local or state Invention Convention program.

Note: if your school district, student organization or home school program already offers the Invention Convention program, please contact your local organization representative to find out if you are eligible to participate in Invention Convention through their organization.

About the Independent Student Inventor Program:

At Invention League we believe all students have the superpowers to seek out problems that impact their world and invent real solutions.

Invention League will provide you the resources and tools to help you unmask your superpowers and learn to:

  • Seek out problems
  • Find solutions
  • Develop a prototype of the best solution
  • Take your invention to the next level as a new entrepreneur!

Students compete with their peers on a local level with top inventors advancing to the state finals hosted by Invention League, where they are eligible to win educational scholarships and other prizes. Locate your state final date.

Top winners at the state level will have the opportunity to advance to the annual National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (Note: Competing in the national program may have associated costs including but not limited to: travel, overnight accommodations, parking, food and a registration fee per attendee.)

Getting Started:

  1. Review the Invention Convention program Official Program Rules.
  2. By registering to participate in Invention Convention you are agreeing to follow the Official Rules. Register Here.
  3. The deadline for registration for a spring or summer state  competition (depending on your location) is February 27th.  Registrations received after February 27th will be considered sign ups for the invention season the following year.
  4. Find materials, videos and other tools to help you begin inventing based on your grade level below:

Invention League is a nonprofit organization aligned with the STEMIE Coalition and the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). Top inventors who have succeeded in Invention League’s state competition have the opportunity to participate in the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE).


Questions about the Independent Student Inventor Program?  Write to: info@inventionleague.org