Event Details

2016 Young Tech Challenge

An opportunity for creators aged 8-22 to show off a playful tech product

Part of Chicago Toy and Game Week, this event brings together imagination, play and tech. This is an opportunity for creators aged 8-22 to show off a playful tech product. Open to kids and young adults ages 8-22 to present their tech idea to top play industry experts (see below judges and mentors), have a chance to win amazing prizes (product and cash prizes!) and get inside tips from the pros.

You'll also get to connect with the toy and game industry to make valuable contacts.

There is no fee to participate. Participants and their immediate families will also get complimentary admission to ChiTAG!

Submissions can be built on any platform available; mobile, console, and PC will surely be popular, but entrants can also build with Lego, robotics, or any tech. Use your imagination, a creative and technically challenging product will gain more votes than one that has been done before and is not so difficult to make. Your project does not need to be complete, but it needs to demonstrate your idea as fully as possible.

Judges will vote a winner for each of the three age groups:

* 8-13 years

* 14-18 years

* 19-22 years

For judging criteria details or more info, visit: www.chitag.com/ytc

  • Registration Closes:   November 14, 2016


Navy pier

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611



Event Highlights

  •  Sign Up for Event

  •  November 20, 2016
  •   9:00 am − 4:00 pm
  •  Age 8 to 18
  •  FREE
  •   Pre-registration Required
  •  The Young Tech Challenge is an all day event on Sunday. You must be available at Navy Pier between 9am and 10am to set up, and stay until 4pm after the winners have been announced.