Eligibility & Rules


The Arctic Innovation Competition is open to anyone with an innovative idea.

All ideas must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT) on Friday, September 21st, 2018 in order to be eligible for the 2018 competition.

  • All ages are welcome. Please select the appropriate age division when submitting your idea. All members of your team must be of the appropriate age for your selected division.
  • Individuals or teams are welcome. Please only create one user account per team (or individual).
  • Only residents from North America are eligible to submit entries at this time.
  • No prototype or business plan is necessary to enter.  However, they are recommended.
  • No entry fee is required. The competition is free to enter.
  • Multiple ideas may be submitted. However, the same idea CANNOT be submitted to multiple divisions.
  • Ideas or projects presented in other venues are eligible for submission. For example, you may submit projects that have been presented in classes, science fairs, summer camps, or other competitions.

Competition Rules

  • You must register with the AIC (please create a single account for each individual or team).
  • If you are selected as a finalist, you will be responsible for arranging your travel to Fairbanks and participating in the Final Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Wedgwood Resort in Fairbanks.
  • If you are entering as a team, you must disclose all team members.  While there is no limit to the number of team members, no more than four people may present at the final competition.
  • If you previously submitted an idea and won a cash prize, you may not submit that same idea again.
  • If you place in the top five for any AIC division, you must take a one-year break before you may submit an idea to any AIC division again. For example, if you won third place in AIC 2017, you cannot submit another idea until AIC 2019.
  • You will be able to edit your submission up until the final submission deadline – 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.

If you have questions regarding eligibility or rules, please contact us at (907) 474-6518 or aic@arcticinno.com.

AIC Submissions are due Friday, September 21, 2018


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