Connecticut Invention Convention
Presented by Stanley Black & Decker
The Connecticut Invention Convention Finals is an annual celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across Connecticut. This year's event will be held virtually due to the Corona Virus Covid-19. Traditionally held at The University of Connecticut for the past 21 years, this is the showcase event for Connecticut Invention Convention young inventors. The event usually provides a live, in-person opportunity for youth inventors and entrepreneurs in grades K-12 to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities.
Students, if you are here to register for the Connecticut Invention Convention 2020, click the "Create Account" link at the top of the page. Be sure to select STUDENT when registering if you are competing in the event.
Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student's Main Page
Welcome to the 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention Finals.
For more information about the event, click here.
Thank you... for taking the time to change the lives of children forever, by helping them to learn to think critically, creatively, and commercially to solve their very own real problems.
Logbook and Display Board Judging Instructions
1. Enter the judging system using this link: ct.zfairs.com
2. Log in:
- Select LOG IN – in the upper right hand corner.
- Use your log in information from the first round of judging.
3. Select JUDGING in the upper bar.
4. Select GO TO ONLINE JUDGING in the dropdown menu.
5. Choose a CATEGORY and then press the SEE PROJECTS button to access the submissions.
6. Click on a project at the top of the list to open up the submission.
7. You can find the inventor’s grade in the upper blue bar, right next to the inventor’s name. Knowing the inventor’s grade will help you during your evaluation.
8. Click on the arrow in the VIEW PROJECT INFORMATION green bar.
To view the display board images:
- Click on the PROJECT IMAGES tab.
- Inventors were allowed to upload a maximum of 6 images of their display board and prototype. Go through the images to view the display board.
- The Display Board rubric is at the end of the images. It is the first rubric topic. Score the board according to the information displayed and visual appeal.
- Hopefully there are enough close up pictures for you to see the information included on the board. If there are not enough pictures to truly see the details, then the board should receive a lower score. Do not use N/A if you cannot see the information.
- Score both the Content and Visual Appeal categories.
To read the Invention Log:
- If the inventor submitted a logbook, click on the LOGBOOK tab. (If a logbook was not uploaded, the tab will not appear.)
- Read through the pages of the logbook and evaluate its thoroughness.
- The Invention Log rubric appears at the bottom of the page.
- Score the 3 categories on the rubric.
When you have finished your scoring, click on the SUBMIT JUDGING button.
Not every submission will have both items:
With the school closing, some inventors did not have their boards and logbooks. There will be submissions you click on that have neither or only one of these items.
- If a submission has neither item, choose N/A for all points on the rubric, and then click on the SUBMIT JUDGING button at the end of the rubric.
- If a submission has only one of the items, score what is relevant to the submission. Choose N/A for the categories on the rubric that do not apply to the submission. Click on the SUBMIT JUDGING button at the end of the rubric.