Little Inventors

Inventors of Michigan have changed the world with their ideas, from the humble lightbulb to futuristic fiber optic and many more jaw-dropping inventions in between. For this year’s challenge we’re going to be learning from the past and looking to the future to find out if you have what it takes to make history with your invention ideas!

In the past hundred years our world has changed more than ever before. There are more humans on the planet and people are living much longer due to amazing medical and technological innovations. But this brings many challenges too, like a bigger demand for food and electricity, less space for plants and animals, changes in the weather and many other problems big and small.

With the spirit of famous inventors before you such as Thomas Edison and Marie Curie, we are challenging you to come up with genius solutions to real challenges people are facing in Michigan and beyond.

Who knows, perhaps you too will become a famous inventor and be written into the history books for years to come!

How to enter!

You can submit more than one invention idea.

Submit invention ideas through our upload page after .

  1. Draw your inventionon the Little Inventors worksheet
  2. Scan or photograph the *whole* sheetas straight on as possible
  3. Upload it in JPEG, PNG or GIF format (choose a file)

Each invention idea will comprise of an image of a clear drawing, the name, age and location of the inventor, the name of the invention and a description, and a contact email address.

Examples of scanned images

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