The 2023 Edison Awards Young Edison Challenge is open for submissions. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to showcase their creativity by creating a new, innovative product or service and developing a plan to market it.

The top three student innovations will be named “Young Edison” Student Winners. Each of the three winners will receive a trip to the 2023 Edison Awards in Fort Myers, Florida, April 19-21, 2023. Additionally, available scholarships include: $2,500 GOLD, $1,500 SILVER, and $1,000 BRONZE!

Students must submit their Young Edison Challenge projects by January 31, 2023. The entries will be judged by a jury of expert reviewers and educators. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2023.

In addition to receiving a trip to the 2023 Edison Awards, winners will be featured on the Edison Awards website and through Edison Awards social media channels.

Download the 2023 Student Nomination Guide for details!

Presented by the Charlotte Community Foundation.

Want to be a Young Edison Challenge Expert Reviewer?

We are looking for industry experts, educators as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students to review student nominations in Feb/March to help us determine our Young Edison Challenge Winners. If you are interested in being an Young Edison Challenge Expert Reviewer, fill out our application.

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