InnovatorsOC Kicks off ‘Ideas in Action’

For ideas to be powerful and have real impact, they need to be materialized. Tapping into the spirit of competition brings about solutions that once seemed impossible. IOC Teen Prize seeks to recognize and reward ideas that would make a practical impact in a reasonable time frame.

Who is eligible to apply?

The contest is free and open to 13-19 years olds.


To unleash the exceptional array of teen talent, and to celebrate and foster the culture of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). We challenge you to come up with an “innovative idea” with a positive impact in our community, along with a plan to implement it. As simple as this.

What are the selection criteria?

The following are the 3 key areas of interest and the winning project should address 2 of the followings:

  • Innovative: an idea with a novel approach to address a social problem
  • Collaborative: a project that engages and enlists others
  • Social Impact: a solution with a positive and measurable impact

What is the prize?

Winner(s) will benefit from one or more of the following and most importantly will get the exposure they need to help further their projects.

  • Cash Prize
  • Mentorship
  • In-kind services


Apply for Teen Prize

Click the icon to start your application for the IOC Teen Prize!