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Frequently Asked Questions

If I applied for the first round, do I need to reapply for the 2nd?

No, if you already applied for the first round, you do not need to reapply for the 2nd round. 

Where does this take place?

The November round takes place at Pontiac Township High School. The March round  takes place at Illinois State University.

What is required to enter in the competition?
We have two basic requirements to enter:

  • 1,000-1,500 word essay
  • Up to 5MB of data (pictures, links, etc)
Does everyone on my team need to register?
NO. Only 1 person from your team needs to register. There will be a place to indicate how many team members you have.
What are the days that I am required to be there?

You are required to be at Illinois State University on November 2nd, and at Millikin University on March 2nd, 2020

Is my idea good enough?
YES. The essence of innovation is the creation of ideas, and without people believing in their idea and pushing forward with it, innovation wouldn’t occur. We believe in you.
What does an essay look like?

Here is an example of an essay: Click here

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