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America’s Next Great Inventor Video Contest – $100,000 Award

April 4, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Are you America’s next great inventor? Have you successfully launched a business or created a new product? Are you generating new jobs to boost the economy? If you have a great story to tell or idea to share, we want to hear it! Make your idea come to life by shooting a 3-minute video explaining what free enterprise means to you by April 9. Any digital video camera will do, be it low-end or professional quality. Provide a virtual tour of your big plans or get some friends together to tell your free enterprise story. Please visit the American Free Enterprise website to read the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions for detailed information on the contest.

Submissions must be received by Friday, April 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. Upload your video to your YouTube account and insert the keyword tags as required by the terms and conditions. In addition, don’t forget to include the statement – “My name is (name). I am Free Enterprise.” Then you’re ready to authenticate your YouTube account and compete for the prizes! You will be directed to, where you must grant access to your account. You will then be returned to the American Free Enterprise website to submit your final application.

In order for your video to move onto the next round and be eligible for the $50,000 grand prize, it must be among the top 25 most-viewed videos in the contest. The most innovative, compelling, creative stories will garner the most views. Since viewership is critical, promote your video entry by sending your video to your friends and family! Use e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and other outlets and let everyone know that you need them to watch your YouTube video by April 16 to make the top 25.
This could be you!

Submit your entry and encourage your friends to watch. The top 25 most viewed videos will be eligible to win!

National Product Searches & Contests

December 21, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

These Product Searches and Contests are sponsored by UIA-Certified Members.

JAKKS Pacific & Toys “R” Us are looking for their next big inventor. Show your inventive skills with a brand new game, toy or sports equipment and you could win $2000 in sponsor prizes plus trips to NYC and LA.
Deadline: January 29, 2010
For more information:

Big Idea Group: Microbusiness Hunt!

Big Idea Group is searching for inventions that could become the basis of a profitable microbusiness. BIG plans to form a venture to bring the best invention (or inventions) to market. The winning inventor(s) will receive not only a royalty on products sold, but also an equity stake in the new business that we form to launch the invention. Multiple inventions might be selected.

Innovations in the categories of hardware, lawn and garden, pets, housewares, and sporting goods are welcome. For more info, click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2010