Young Inventors Showcase (YIS) is an invention competition held each Spring in Houston, TX for children ages 6 to 18 (kindergarten to high-school).
Since the very first Showcase in 1987, several winners and participants have gone on to patent, manufacture, and market their inventions.
The Showcase is held in two parts: a preliminary judging and the actual Young Inventors Showcase.
Participants come from all over the city, nation, and world to participate in the Showcase. Since they all come from different programs: public school, private school, homeschooling, summer camps, after-school camps, and others, the preliminary judging ensures the right contestants are able to compete in the Showcase.
Beginning Spring 2020, the winners of the showcase and their parents will go on to work with YIAA and its new mentorship program to take their ideas to market.