A little bit about the cool idea contest

Wouldn't It Be Cool If... is a new contest jointly presented by Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds and i.am FIRST, founded by artist will.i.am.

The contest challenges kids in two age categories -- 10-12 and 13-15 -- to dream up the coolest invention idea to make their lives, communities and even the world more AWESOME.

An expert panel will select two ideas from each age group and their creators will be recognized as contest finalists.

Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas live to will.i.am, Dean Kamen and other guest judges at the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, MO.

One grand prize winner may have their idea developed by lead innovation firm Fahrenheit 212.

Support your favorite idea.
If you see an idea you like, click
the "Awesome" button on that
idea's page.

The number of "Awesomes" an idea receives by the public is one of four judging criteria used to select the finalists. Public voting ends on April 3rd at 4PM EST.

Preview the submission process

Step 1
Warm Up

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Presented by

Connect a Million Minds

Wouldn't it Be Cool If... is part of Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner Cable's five year, $100 million commitment to inspire the next generation of problem solvers.

Learn more at: www.connectamillionminds.com

I am First

i.am FIRST is will.i.am's initiative to support and get young people excited about STEM education in collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Activities include participation by will.i.am at the annual U.S. FIRST Championships to meet with and speak before teen competitors, parents, team coaches, government officials and sponsors.

Our Partners

US First ® Robotics

(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. Its mission is to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve some 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach.

Fahrenheit 212

Fahrenheit 212 is an innovation consultancy that drives
top-line growth by creating new products, brands and businesses through commercial, creative
and strategic expertise.