Event time: April 4, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event location: The Special Event Space on the upper level on the west end of the center by entrance C.
Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431

  • You will receive a confirmation email when you register.
  • You will be notified by email if the event is rescheduled due to weather, etc.
  • You may receive an event reminder close to the date of the event, and you may be contacted by the event organizer if we need clarification about your entry.
  • Buildit Challenge does not share email addresses with other organizations.
Buildit Challenge is an approved student organization for Invention League. This is an organization that is changing the world by introducing young innovators to the inventing process. If your school or homeschool group is not already participating in the Invention Convention, you can bring your Invention Convention project to the Buildit Challenge on April 4 for review. If your project is selected, you would be eligible to participate in the Ohio Invention Convention on July 28, 2019. This is a free event at the Ohio State Fair that also earns free admission to the fair for the inventor and one chaperone, and there are CollegeAdvantage 529 savings awarded at the event. 
Learn more about Invention Convention projects here:
https://www.uspto.gov/ (for researching originality of their invention)
If your project meets requirements for both Invention Convention and Buildit Challenge, you may enter the same project for consideration in both contests.

  • There is no fee to participate or attend this event. Registration is required for participation in the Buildit Challenge competition (registration is free).

  • Please do not use power tools in the construction of the project. Glue guns are OK with proper supervision.

  • Projects must be smaller than 5' x 5' x 5' (a five-foot cube. The project should be able to fit inside a regular sized car).

  • Please use common sense: harmful or dangerous projects are not allowed at this family-friendly event.

  • All completed entries must be brought to the event.

  • Students in the competition will have an opportunity to talk about their project with volunteer judges during the event.

  • Winners must be present during the ceremony to receive a prize. Winners in each category will be announced at the event. If a team wins a prize, it is up to the team to decide how to share the prize that has been awarded.

  • All projects must go home with participants at the end of the event.

Four Top Prizes will be awarded at the Fairfield Commons Buildit Challenge. Prizes will be distributed by the following grade levels:

$100.00 Judge's choice for grades Kindergarten - Second

$100.00 Judge's choice for grades Third - Fifth

$100.00 Judge's choice for grades Sixth - Eighth

$100.00 Judge's choice for grades Ninth - Twelfth

Honorable Mention will be awarded to the Student Choice recipient.

We need help to make this unique event possible. We need 12 responsible adults to volunteer for the following roles during the event. Please arrive by 6:10 for orientation if you can help. 

As the Parent/ Guardian of my student(s), I hereby grant to Buildit Challenge, the right to record the image and/or voice and use the artwork and/ or written work of student(s) associated with this entry form, on videotape, on film, on photographs, in digital media and in any other form of electronic or print medium and to edit such recording at their discretion. I understand that my child’s full name, address and biographical information will not be made public. I further grant Buildit Challenge the right to use, and to allow others to use, my child’s image and/or voice on the internet, in brochures, and in any other medium and hereby consent to such use. I hereby release Buildit Challenge, their successors, and their assignees and any using my child’s image and/or voice, artwork, and/or written work pursuant to this media release form any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses which I or my child now have or may hereafter have by reason of any use thereof. I understand that the provisions of this release are legally binding. 

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