Stuck inside and looking for a challenge? We've got you covered! In light of the recent campus restrictions, we want to offer a fun contest to our students. This is designed to get you to thinking about problems and opportunities facing society today, all from the comfort of your home. We’re encouraging students to think about innovative solutions to problems we are all facing right now, especially during this pandemic. These ideas can be simple life hacks or other creative ideas with the potential for commercialization or to become a business.
We are awarding (4) $150 cash prizes* in the following categories:
MOST UNIQUE/WILD IDEA
Do you have a wild idea that has potential to become a business?
BEST LIFE HACK
Do you have a life hack idea that simplifies everyday life, especially during this pandemic?
BEST PANDEMIC-RELATED IDEA
Do you have an idea that would shine during COVID?
BEST CAMPUS INNOVATION
Do you have innovative ideas that would enrich Illinois campus life?
Any idea qualifies for this competition, so don't let the categories above limit your creativity!
>>> Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7:00pm | Creativity Workshop
Friday, Sept. 18, 1:00-2:00pm | Office Hours
Now through Sunday, Sept. 20 (11:59pm CDT) | SUBMIT YOUR IDEA!
Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Winners Are Announced!
Friday, Sept. 25, 1:00-2:00pm | Office Hours
Creativity Workshop RSVP
Submit Your Idea
* Prizes will be deposited into your student account.
Note: These events are open to all enrolled UIUC students (all undergraduate & graduate students). All majors are encouraged to apply!