A free handbook is available for classroom use. There is a $42/school enrollment fee to enter the contest. Students identify a problem and create an innovative solution, keeping an inventor’s log and naming their invention. Awards are made for each grade level: first place receives a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a medal of honor; second place wins a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and an award certificate; third place receives a $250 U.S. Savings Bond and an award certificate; and the honorable mentions (2 for each grade level) receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and award certificate.

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