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2023 California Invention Convention

2022 California Invention Convention 

Our student inventors worked hard all year and they have come up with some incredible, creative and practical solutions  – for problems that range from chores around the house to worldwide issues like  pollution of our oceans.  If you missed the award show — you can watch it here.  The first 15 minutes are pictures of all the participants, and the awards ceremony takes place over the next 40 minutes (note that the screen may be black up until 1:16).

The broadcast is sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc and we are so grateful for their ongoing support.

Check out all the inventors, their inventions, as well as our winning students. 

Also, read about the inventors from the California Invention Convention who were recognized for their achievements at the 2022 Invention Convention U.S. Nationals as well as those who were invited to the 2022 Global Invention Convention.

Congratulations to  Violet Cummings, for her 2nd Place award in the K-2 category at the 2022 Global Invention Convention! Violet is a 2nd grader from Victor Elementary School in Torrance, and her invention is The Crayon Holder.  In her words:  “We have a lot of broken crayons at home and at school. They are hard to find and hard to hold.  The invention prevents the crayons from breaking when they are in the holder.  It will also let you put broken crayons in the holder and draw with them.”


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 The California Invention Convention envisions a day when EVERY child in California has the chance to follow his/her natural curiosity, invent creative solutions to problems, and be inspired to achieve his/her highest level of personal accomplishment. Through these efforts, California’s future will be brighter and its workforce more capable and productive.

"Kids Inventing Their Future"
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