**Collegiate Inventors Competition
** Prize: $25,000 Deadline: June 15
Bring your A game to compete against the most brilliant graduate and undergraduate student inventors. invent.org/collegiate **The Lemelson-MIT Prize
** Prize: $500,000 Deadline: Oct 12, 2008
Sometimes called the Oscars for inventors, this award typically goes to experienced inventors for patented products or processes "of significant value to society." web.mit.edu/invent **INPEX Trade Show
** Prize: a chance to get your idea noticed
Deadline: show is held June 6-9; entry deadline is June 1
America's largest trade show for inventors draws dozens of companies interested in licensing or manufacturing new ideas--and, in the past, camera crews from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. inventhelp.com/inpex-invention-show.asp inventhelp.com/inpex-invention-show.asp.

To coincide with this year’s Invention Awards, we’ve started the National School Inventors Challenge, a contest for students around the country to submit their world-changing ideas and inventions. Here, see engineering students at Miami Coral Park high school putting together plans for a solar-powered bike.

Keep those ideas flowing–it’s not to late to enter!