If your entry is selected as one of the year's most outstanding, you'll be named a finalist. We'll provide you with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and the extraordinary opportunity to present your idea to our panel of judges at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
Our judges are the most influential inventors and invention experts in the nation, representing a wide range of fields. Only the Collegiate Inventors Competition can bring you together with judges who are also National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, including:
Learn more about Federico Faggin here
Learn more about Eric R. Fossum here
Learn more about Marcian "Ted" Hoff here
Learn more about Don Keck here
Learn more about Alois Langer here
Learn more about Kumar Patel here
Learn more about Steve Sasson here
Learn more about Gary Sharp here
Learn more about Spencer Silver here
Learn more about Jim West here
Judges also include the country’s most experienced invention experts and scientists, including representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the AbbVie Foundation.
Your entry, which must be complete, workable and well-articulated, will be evaluated by our expert judges for originality and for the inventiveness of the concept, process, or technology it represents. Judging is also based on scope of use and potential social, environmental, or economic value to society.