Welcome to the Massachusetts Invention Convention State Finals!
We look forward to welcoming top K-12 inventors, judges and guests from across Massachusetts on Saturday, March 16th.
This is an invitation-only event for finalist inventors, judges, sponsors and guests. Judges, please register via the the link above.
Date & Time
March 16th, 2024 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Hopkinton High School
Hopkinton High School 90 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton, MA 01748
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Judge Check-In - Lobby
Check in at the main lobby, where you'll be directed to the judges' room. Coffee and light breakfast items will be served.
10:00 -10:50 AM
Judge Training - Guidance Room
Judging - Gym
Judges will visit their assigned projects, and plan to spend about 7-10 minutes per project. Inventor's should be prepared to share a brief (2-4 minute) overview of their invention and answer any questions from judges. Invention Convention staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist inventors.
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Judge Reporting - Guidance Room
Judges will return to the libary to submit their final information and feedback.
12:30- 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided. Judges are welcome to depart after lunch.
1:15 -2:00 PM
Optional - Awards Ceremony - Auditorium
Judges are welcome to attend the awards and recognition ceremony.
Check back for parking information and event map.
How will the judging process work?
Judges will be assigned to a judging "circle" of about 6 inventions. Each circle will be judged by 2-3 judges. Judge groups will visit each project in their circle for 5-10 minutes. During this time, the inventor will share a brief overview of their invention, followed by time for judges to ask questions and view the project materials. Judges will have a clipboard with judging sheets. After the judging period, judges will return to the library to submit their information to us.
Can I choose which grades or inventions I judge?
In order to ensure an even distribution of judges across all groups on the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate requests for certain grades or inventions.
Can I bring my children to judge with me?
Although State Finals is a family event, we ask that judges do not bring their children with them to judge. The invention floor can get busy and we want to help ensure that judges are free to focus on the inventors during the judging process. However if you have family members who would like to attend our guest presentation and see the projects during the open viewing time, they are welcome to attend as guests.
Can Judges stay for the awards ceremony?
Judges are welcome, but not required, to attend the awards ceremony.