Innovation Challenge awards scholarships to young techies

Nine students will be chosen to present their creation at the South Carolina State Fair.   File photo

Do you know a child who is very innovative and interested in building technology-based projects? If so, the upcoming Innovation Challenge is the competition to join.

The challenge, presented by IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education, is a competition for children in grades 3 through 12 to show off their intellectual prowess by using technology to raise awareness about an issue in the community, the Charleston County School District reported. The projects could be created by means of technology such as robotics, web design, app development, graphic design, video and audio, or virtual reality.

“The South Carolina Innovation Challenge will encourage our students to design, create, and take their use of technology to a whole new level,” South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said. "We are proud to partner with IT-oLogy to help motivate students across South Carolina to be innovative in solving real world problems in their local communities."

Nine participants (three students from elementary, middle and high school) will be chosen to present their creation at the South Carolina State Fair on Oct. 21. Each of the young innovators will be presented with scholarships, tech prizes, the opportunity to attend free IT-ology workshops, and more.

For more information on the Innovation Challenge, visit

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