Innovate for a better future

Innovate for a better future

College and University students can submit their name and email address for a chance to win tools to kick off the 2020 school year. Upgrade your potential prize by submitting an innovative design sketch concept on improving student life using electronic components or products found on Digi-Key’s website. Sketch on engineering paper, napkin, or any medium of your choice. You can submit your idea via the form to the right.

If you are really hands-on; implement your design in hardware, submit a video or photo of it working, and become eligible to win the InstaLab in the Grand Prize category. We will pick TWO Grand Prize winners (a first place + runner-up) which means there is double the chance to win!

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will get other really cool prizes. Check out their descriptions on this page below!

Open to US students with valid University or College email address.

Winners will be announced shortly after the November 12 registration/submission cut-off deadline.

Prize Breakdown

  • “Entry” Level Sweepstakes: Submit your Name + E-mail Address
  • “Involved” Prize: Submit your Name + E-mail Address + Design w/ Description of the project
  • “Superfan” Prize (Grand Prize & Runner-Up): Submit your Name + E-mail Address + Design w/ Description of the project + Implement the Project (video or pictures as proof)

Entry to the sweepstakes (Entry Level) is simple, just submit your name and e-mail address. Entry to the design contest (Involved and Superfan) is more complex. Submit a design idea based on products and components found on Digi-Key’s website.

Enter here.