Fat Brain Toys selected 9-year-old Emma Turner of Marble Falls, Texas as the winner of its Kidventor contest. Turner won a $2,500 scholarship and the opportunity to have her invention, “Buggy Light,” manufactured and sold nationwide.
“We had plenty of creative inventions to choose from this year, but Emma’s Buggy Light really won us over with its sheer innovation,” says Mark Carson, co-founder of Fat Brain Toys and one of this year’s Kidventor judges. “She took something that bugs do naturally and harnessed it into a device that will be entertaining AND educational for kids of all ages.”
Other judges for the contest included “Wow in the World” podcast co-host Mindy Thomas and Parents’ Choice Foundation president Claire Green.
Turner will also receive a $500 prize pack and a trip to New York City in February to present her invention at New York Toy Fair.