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The Innovation Challenge will bring together 20 teams of 5 high school students from San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. In order to keep the teams balanced and allow participation from students representing multiple schools throughout the region, all applicants received by the April 14th deadline will be entered into a lottery.  Names will be drawn until 100 students have been selected, representing no more than 5 students from any one individual high school. All names not drawn, or whose high school cap has already been reached, will be put on a wait list and notified if a spot opens up. 

When applying, please rank the mental health challenge prompts you are interested in working on in order of preference. You will be notified of your challenge assignment and team members a few weeks before the event. We cannot guarantee you will be assigned your top challenge choices but will make every effort to do so.

The deadline to apply is April 14th and there are a limited number of spots available! By filling out the form below and submitting it by the April 14th deadline, you will be considered for a spot at the Innovation Challenge. We will let you know by April 24th if you have been selected from the lottery to participate!

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 14th

Lottery Results Announced by April 24th