Prize Info

The competition is now closed. Hundreds of teams from around the world registered to compete in Ruckus Nation. Visit our Where's the Ruckus? page to learn more.

Read on to learn more about the competition prizes.

We believe there are great ideas out there waiting to be discovered, and we’re awarding up to $300,000 total in cash and prizes for the best ones! Plus, your idea could become a real product that will get kids moving. One Grand Prize Winner will receive more than $75,000!

Entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in each of the four competition categories. Below is a breakdown of prizes – which one are you aiming for?

Be sure to read the competition rules and the Ruckus Nation judging process overview for further details.

40 SemifinalistsAt least 10 prizes* will be awarded in each competition category.
  • $250 per winning entry
  • 40 prizes minimum*
$250 Prize!
8 Category WinnersAt least two (2) prizes* will be awarded in each competition category.
  • $25,000 per winning entry
  • 8 prizes minimum*
Finalist Prize: $50,000
1 Grand Prize Winner One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the 8 Category Winners.
  • $50,000 for the winning entry
  • 1 prize only
Grand Prize: $50,000
Inspiration PrizeEach of the Category Winners will have the opportunity to award an additional $2,500 to a teacher or mentor who helped inspire the winning entry. (Sorry – parents and legal guardians of entrants are not eligible for this award.)

* That’s right – we reserve the right to recognize even more great ideas!  See competition rules for details.
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