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Galileo Innovation Challenge -
Galileo's Innovation Challenge

The Galileo Innovation Challenge

The United Nations recognizes April 21 as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in human development. In honor of our mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, we invite you to show off your ideas for an invention that will help create a better world.

Everyone who enters will receive Galileo & The Space Gal swag and a coupon for 15% off your camp weeks.

There will be two designated age groups and two grand prize winners–K-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grade, for the contest.


Winners were announced on May 4. Check out our Instagram account to see the winning projects!

How to enter

Brainstorm ideas for an invention that will help create a better world.

Record a video of yourself explaining how your invention would work. Please keep your video to 90 seconds or less.

Upload your video and list of supplies by 4/30 (11:59 PST), using the form below. (limit one entry per theme per designer; entrants must be between pre-K – 6th grade).

Contest runs from April 4th through April 30th. Winner will be announced on May 4.

Find complete contest rules here.

The submission period for the Innovation contest is now over. Winners will be announced on May 4.

Meet Our Expert Judge

Emily Calandrelli is the host and co-executive producer of the hit Netflix series Emily’s Wonder Lab. Emily is also an Executive Producer and Emmy nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space and was a correspondent on Netflix’s, Bill Nye Saves the World. Emily is also an accomplished writer and speaker and frequently gives talks about the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and the challenges for women in STEM careers. Through her work, she wants to make science relatable, easy to understand and more exciting.

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Who is Galileo?

Who is Galileo?

For over 20 years, Galileo has operated award-winning summer camps designed to develop innovators. Locations include the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Chicagoland, Seattle, Washington DC and Denver.

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