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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due to overwhelming interest, we have extended the submission deadline to May 14, 2020.

COVID-19 Update: In light of the current health crisis, the Youth Innovation Showcase will be shifting all programming online for 2020. Please check back for updates as we build out online resources and events.

Attention young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation BC is looking to help you showcase your innovative solutions to industry, academia and investors at the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase! If you’re a young innovator who resides in the province of BC or the Yukon and are between the ages of 12 to 24 we want to hear from you!

From innovative, new medical devices to a new, sustainable 3D printing process, youth from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to pitch their innovative solutions at the Youth Innovation Showcase! Innovators are asked to complete a registration form and submit a 30 second selfie video outlining; who they are, where they are from, their age and a brief summary highlighting their latest and greatest innovation. 

All participants will be invited to particpate in online events, workshops, tours and talks showcasing innovation happening in all regions of BC and the Yukon. Finalists in each age category will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry leaders during our live, online compeition on June 10, 2020.

Check Out the Full Program Overview >

Upcoming Events

We are hosting online workshops, virtual tours and TechTalks featuring different regions of BC and the Yukon each week until the end of June. Keep checking back as we are continually adding new sessions.
Missed an Event? We're sorry to hear that because they were amazing but maybe these will help. We have put together some write-ups from some of our outstanding past presenters for your reading pleasure.


How to register

Fill out and submit the online registration form and submit a 30-second selfie video.

Selfie video should include:
  • Your name
  • Where you are from
  • Your current age
  • What your latest and greatest innovation is
  • Why you think your innovation rocks and should be considered for the Showcase

Submissions Close: April 30, 2020 May 14, 2020



April 30  May 14         DEADLINE - Register & Submit 30 second selfie pitch video
May 18 - 22   Interviews with semi-finalists
Mat 26   Finalists announced
June 10   LIVE Finalists pitch competition & awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who resides in the province of BC or the Yukon and is between the ages of 12 to 24
There will be three age categories judged independently:
  • Ages 12 to 15
  • Ages 16 to 19
  • Ages 20 to 24
If you are 18 years of age or younger, your parents will need to fill out the Parent Signature Page and submit it to register@youthinnovation.ca.
Yes, you can register with a partner or partners. Each team member will need to fill out the registration form and indicate who their teammates are in the appropriate field. 

Please also note that each team member who is 18 or under will need to send the completed parent signature page

How to Get Involved

Looking for a way to help with the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase? Here are a few ways you can make a big impact to the program.

1. Help Spread the Word.

Help us get more youth from all over BC and the Yukon involved. Here are some resources to share with educators, parents and youth that you think might be interested:
Flyer >
General program information to share with anyone who might be interested in being involced in the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase
  Letter to Schools >
A letter to accompany the One Page Flyer when sending to teachers, educators, parents or other youth influcers.

2. Help us recruit Judges. 

To make the program really successful and provide feedback participants, we will need a lot of volunteer judges to help us review the submissions. Help us recruit judges by sharing this information page with your friends and colleagues:




Judge Information >
Information on adjudication of the 2020 Youth Innovation Shwocase and how to register as a judge. 



3. Partner with Us.

We have shifted our program online for 2020 and are looking for partners all throughout BC and the Yukon to help us showcase the amazing innovation that is going on in our communities. Check out the 2020 program overview below to learn more about how you can be invovled in educating youth across BC and the Yukon this spring:


Contact Us

For sponsorship inquiries or to discuss possible partnership, please contact us at info@youthinnovation.ca.

For questions about program participation or registration, please contact us at register@youthinnovation.ca.


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