Coolest Projects USA

Join us March 7, 2020 in Santa Ana, California!

Coolest Projects USA is a world-leading technology fair where young innovators can showcase their creations. If you’re under 18, and you’re making something cool with technology, then we want you to join us! The next annual event will take place on March 7, 2020 at Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana, California.


Attend Coolest Projects USA to see young people from all over the US showcase their awesome creations. This family-friendly event is free to attend for the general public, giving more people the opportunity to become inspired to create with technology. We’d love to see you there!

A note on coronavirus (COVID-19): The Coolest Projects team is working closely with the Discovery Cube team and taking the precautions recommended by the California Department of Public Health and the OC Health Care Agency to make sure this is a fun and safe event for the community. While we want to see everyone at the event, we ask that if you are not feeling well, please stay at home.


Project registrations for Coolest Projects USA is closed. You can still get tickets to attend the event and see the showcase.

Coolest Projects USA is open to all young people 18 and under. Register your project to participate in the showcase in Southern California together with hundreds of other young tech creators from around the country. All projects are welcome, in any programming language or using whatever hardware you have, and whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert. You can work as an individual or as part of a team of up to five. Coolest Projects events are open to all levels of ability; the focus is on creativity, participation, and most of all fun!

Entries can win awards in different categories, from games and mobile apps to advanced programming and 3D design. You can read about the categories here.

Our goal is to have projects from all over the country at the showcase. Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors, we’re offering travel stipends to help you offset the costs associated with travel to the event. In order to be eligible for a travel stipend, you must be present and showcasing a project at Coolest Projects USA on March 7, 2020. If you want to apply for a travel stipend, please indicate that during project registration, and you’ll be directed to the stipend application.

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Join the community! Your company can empower young people in STEM to create with technology. Contact us at [email protected] to get involved and learn more about sponsorship opportunities


Coolest Projects USA is a fun and inspiring experience for families, school groups, and young people of all ages. The schedule for the event includes workshops, speakers, project showcases, and awards, plus lots of fun activities for young attendees. A full schedule for the day will be updated closer to the event.

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