- Minimum Advance
- 20 Years Percentage
- of Sales or Buyout
Calling All Young Inventors! Kids, ‘tweens, teens, and college students…
Do you have an idea for a cool, new product that you think should be made and sold in stores? THINK! What would make your life more fun? What would solve a problem around the house, the yard or at school? Is there something that would help you take better care of your pet or a new way to learn or play?
Now is your chance to invent the next “big thing” to be sold on store shelves!
The Boy Scouts of America and Edison Nation challenge you to get inventing in 2012.
This Innovation Challenge invites all creative thinkers 21 and under to submit their ideas, and Edison Nation will spend up to $1 million to develop the products and make them a reality. We will do everything from designing your product, making the prototypes and filing the patents—all you have to do is invent!
Selected inventors will receive royalties from the sale of their products for life, be named the “inventor” on any issued patents and have an opportunity to appear on the award-winning Everyday Edisons television series.
The Boy Scouts of America Innovation Challenge is open to all boys and girls age 7 to age 21 and is not limited to Boy Scouts of America members.
Parents and kids! Need help getting started? Download our Idea Kickstarter Guide!
If you are in the Boy Scouting program, submitting an invention idea to Edison Nation as part of the Boy Scouts of America Innovation Challenge helps you complete many of the requirements for the Inventing Merit Badge.
Reward: Advance & Royalties
Licensed ideas will receive a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout. We split the licensing royalties 50/50 with you on the products that we select. Royalties vary based upon the product but we always earn industry-leading rates.
We ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation and why America would like it. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.
Because the Boy Scouts of America Innovation Challenge is for youth inventors, you’ll need to have a parent or guardian involved during the submission process if you are under the age of 18.
Each idea costs just $25. For current Boy Scouts of America members, it’s just $10 to submit an idea.
Think you have what it takes? Submit your idea today!
For more information about the Boy Scouts of America visit: www.scouting.org
Edison Nation runs idea searches to match your inventions with the needs of the world’s largest brands.
Simply tell your invention’s story through our secure Innovation Search system. Our team reviews each idea and narrows the submissions down to the finalists, which are presented to the search sponsor.
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