On June 19, the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize won its fifth Emmy Award, in the category of Special Event Coverage – Live. It was presented at the 2021 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, an annual event presented by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, one of 19 chapters in the U.S. Out of the 1,230 entries from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina this year, about 11% received an award.
Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize is an interdisciplinary innovation competition open to entries from all undergraduate students and recent Tech graduates. In the first two rounds, inventions are evaluated by a panel of expert judges before six finalists are selected to advance to the final round, which is shown live by Georgia Public Broadcasting. In this round, finalists have the opportunity to win cash prizes, a free U.S. patent filing by Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing, and admission into CREATE-X’s Startup Launch program.
In 2017, the InVenture Prize received an award for Outstanding Director, and from 2014 to 2016, the program garnered Emmys for both Outstanding Director and Special Event Coverage.
The 2022 InVenture Prize Kickoff will take place on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can network and hear from past participants in the groundbreaking innovation competition. Register for this in-person event by going to bit.ly/2022inventureprizekickoff.