Registration is now open for the Chicago Toy & Game Group’s 10th annual Young Inventor Challenge through Nov. 1. Kids ages 6 to 18 can enter to showcase their original toy and game ideas to a panel of play industry experts on Nov 19. At the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG).
Young Inventor Challenge entries will be evaluated based on innovation, presentation, and creativity. First place and runner up awards will be given out in both junior and senior categories, as well as one “People’s Choice” award. In celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary, an additional grand prize winner will also be selected by presenting sponsors Target and Pressman Toy.
The grand prize will include a professional game or toy mentorship opportunity with Jeff Pinsker, president of Pressman Toy, as well as a chance to have the winning creation on sale in Target stores. First place prize packages will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the North American International Toy Fair, courtesy of the Toy Industry Association.
All winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 19. This year’s judging panel features an impressive lineup of industry professionals, including Dan Klitsner, Founder of KID Group, Warren Tuttle, President of the United Inventors Association and many more.