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Coming Soon for 2023!

The 2023 Youth Innovation Showcase is looking for youth from across BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough. Innovations big and small are invited to register for this year’s virtual competition by submitting a 45-second pitch video explaining your innovation. Finalists will have their pitch videos reviewed by industry experts in November for a chance to win $5,000. 

The Youth Innovation Showcase encourages youth to explore creative ways to solve everyday challenges, and to see how your theoretical solutions can become real-world change. These young innovators come face-to-face with industry and academic leaders to pitch their great new ideas and inventions, get feedback from experts in the field, and find out where a career in STEM can take them. 


To be eligible to participate in the 2023 Youth Innovation Showcase, you must: 

  • Be between 12 and 19 years old 
  • Live in BC or the Yukon 

Individuals and teams (2 people maximum) are permitted to participate. 

Going into its fifth year, the Youth Innovation Showcase was born out of the desire to create a platform to showcase the innovative ideas and solutions from youth + young adults between the ages of 12-19 from across the province + Yukon.

Innovators interested in competing are asked to submit a 45-second selfie video outlining: who they are, where they are from, their age and a brief summary highlighting their latest and greatest innovation. Submissions will be adjudicated by academic experts. Finalists in each age category will be given an opportunity to update their pitch video and 1-page innovation report. The pitch video time limit will increase from 45 seconds to 90 seconds.

Our goal with YIS is to breakdown barriers and inspire youth by opening the doors for exploration of education and career opportunities.

Important Dates

Registration Opens August 14, 2023
Registration Deadline September 24, 2023
Semi-Finalists Announced        October 11, 2023
Finalists Announced November 6, 2023
Awards Show November 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

An innovation projects involves designing or creating something new. This can be a brand new product, or integrating several existing products or ideas and applying it in a new way. 

If you’re still not sure if your project is considered an innovation, we encourage you to apply. “Innovation” can be a very broad term and we've used it intentionally to be very inclusive. If you have an idea, we want to hear from you! 

Anyone who resides in the province of BC or the Yukon and is between the ages of 12 and 19 as of August 14th, 2023. 
Yes! We encourage science fair students to revamp their projects and bring them as an innovation to YIS. 

There will be three age categories judged independently: 

  • Ages 12 to 15 
  • Ages 16 to 19 

If you are 18 years of age or younger, your parents will need to sign the Consent & Release Form as well. This form will be sent to you automatically once you register. 

Yes, you can register with one partner. Each team member will need to fill out the registration form and indicate who their teammates are in the appropriate field. 

2022 Youth Innovation Showcase Awards Show

Meet the 2022 YIS Finalists and winners of each age category!