Most K-12 students participate in a CIC program through their school or community organization. However, if none of those options are available, a K-12 student may participate in the CIC as an Independent Inventor.
Independent Inventors also qualify to participate in an optional winter virtual inventor's club, which helps to support independent inventors in their invention process.
Independent inventors who meet the submission criteria for our state semi-finals should plan to have their invention submission ready by mid-March.
K-12 students may participate as an Independent Inventor only if they fall into one of these situations:
Important to Note: Any student given the opportunity to participate through their school, regardless of their grade, does not qualify to be an Independent Inventor. If, for any reason, the school does NOT select the student to move on to our state events, then the student may NOT register as an independent inventor.
For more information about the Independent Inventor Program, please contact Bri at firstname.lastname@example.org