Ripley’s Launches Worldwide Kids Invention Challenge

By October 14, 2021Company News
Ripley’s Launches Worldwide Kids Invention Challenge

Contest to find next great invention open to kids ages 4–11

ORLANDO, FL – October 14, 2021 – Whether it’s a doorbell that shoots popcorn, a karaoke bucket and mop or a three-story bathtub, sometimes the craziest, most outrageous ideas come from the youngest minds. To celebrate those on an early path to discovery, Ripley’s has launched a worldwide contest to find the next great kids’ invention.

Inspired by the ingenuity and creative talent found in this year’s Believe It or Not! book, Ripley’s has teamed up with UK-based YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff to create the Out of the Box Invention Challenge. Starting today, kids ages 4–11 can submit their ideas aimed at making life better either for themselves, their parents, family, friends, pets — or even the world!

“The idea for the Invention Challenge came from this year’s Believe It or Not! annual,” says Ripley Entertainment Creative Content Manager, Sabrina Sieck. “From a pizza-making machine made from LEGO, to a cannon that shoots Christmas trees, Out of the Box celebrates those who found a spark of inspiration during a year that left little room for creative thinking. We want to prove that no idea is too big or too wild, and with a little innovation and imagination, anyone can be in the pages of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! This partnership with Kids Invent Stuff is just one step towards Ripley’s goal of working closely with creators to achieve the unbelievable,” she says.

To enter, children should submit their ideas to Ripley’s and Kids Invent Stuff including as many details as possible, such as a visual, drawing, and/or video explaining their creative contraption. This contest is open for entry now through November 20, 2021.

One grand prize winner will be selected following the close of the contest and their invention will be built and brought to life by the Kids Invent Things team.

The winning invention will appear on the Kids Invent Stuff YouTube channel in December and will then be moved to a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium for others to see and experience. The invention will also be featured — alongside the inventor— in next year’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual book.

For more information on the contest and to enter, visit To read about some of the other great inventions featured in this year’s Believe It or Not! annual, Out of the Box, visit

Melanie Greco
Public Relations Consultant
(647) 456 – 2653

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley Publishing is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 15 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books, and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting and following them on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

About Kids Invent Stuff

Kids Invent Stuff is a YouTube channel founded by UK based engineers Shawn Brown and Ruth Amos, and since its founding in 2015 has racked up over 1.7M views and over 49K subscribers. As seen on BBC The One Show and beyond, their videos take kids’ ideas for amazing inventions and turn them in real-life working inventions, showing viewers the process of how they make them along the way with a view of inspiring the next generation of engineers. Some of their previous inventions include a robot hair styler, the ultimate school bag, a drivable tree house and many more amazing inventions.