Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge 2016

Fall 2016 Grand Prize winning Stauffer Middle Schools students Oliver Palafox, Aaron Sauceda, Christopher Almaguer and Ezekiel Leyva - The Smokebusters

Fall 2016 Grand Prize winning Stauffer Middle Schools students Oliver Palafox, Aaron Sauceda, Christopher Almaguer and Ezekiel Leyva – The Smokebusters

UPDATE: Fall 2016 Winners Announced! Read about the award-winning solutions from Downey Middle School students

The Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge – part of our 2016 Dare 2B Digital Conferences in Silicon Valley and Downey, CA – empowers young innovators to develop creative solutions for global problems using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills. In this Challenge, young innovators who attend one of participating middle schools can recruit classmates (a team of 2-5 students) and develop an innovative and creative solution in one of the following categories: Space & Transportation, Environment, Health & Wellness, Cybersecurity & Law Enforcement and Media & Entertainment.

How it Works

To help develop their idea, the competing teams got an overview of each category and were guided by an industry Mentor assigned by Dare 2B Digital. Each team created a video (no more than 3 minutes) to describe their idea, how it works, and the problem it solves. An adult supervisor was required to register the team and submit the video on their behalf.

Judging

Arya Goutam of The Nueva School, 2016 1st Place Winner, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge

Arya Goutam of The Nueva School, 2016 1st Place Winner, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge

The ideas were judged on Creativity, Impact, and Use of STEAM skills (more on criteria in FAQs). The top eight team finalists were invited to debut their video in front of a distinguished panel of Judges at the Dare 2B Digital Red Carpet Innovation Celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, CA. Every member of each eight finalist teams was required to attend the Innovation Celebration to qualify. Click here to learn about the Silicon Valley Winners from Spring 2016.

Key Dates

Oct. 8, 2016 – Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge Launched at the Southern California conference Oct. 17, 2016 – Team Registration Opened Oct. 24, 2016 – Video Submissions Opened Nov. 7, 2016 11:59pm PT – Team Registration Closed Nov. 20, 2016 11:59pm PT – Video Submissions Closed Dec. 3, 2016 – Dare 2B Digital Red Carpet Innovation Celebration

Questions?

Read the Innovation Challenge competitor FAQ

Adults: Mentor a Team

Click here to lend your expertise as a mentor.

Contact

Need help? Contact Alan Zack, Program Director, via email.

How We Protect and What We Collect

We protect the privacy of our young innovators. Read about our COPPA requirements and guidelines.