Students 18 and under can showcase an original toy or game and win prizes and industry acclaim in the Chicago Toy & Game Fair’s Young Inventor Challenge. The 8th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair will be held Nov. 20 and 21 at Navy Pier, Chicago.

The grand prize will be awarded by popular vote on Nov. 20 at the fair and the winning inventor will receive a prize package that includes: dinner for the winner and his/her parents with Mike Hirtle, Head of Global Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations at Hasbro; a feature in Inventors Digest Magazine and a one-year magazine subscription; VIP Tour by Bruce Lund of Lund and Company Invention, LLC of the company’s workshop and offices; tickets to the February 2011 Toy of the Year Awards in New York, a two-night hotel stay in New York City and a New York Toy Fair pre-show tour; opportunity to co-present an award at Toy of the Year ceremonies.

Entries are free and must be submitted by mail and postmarked on or before Oct. 31, 2010. For the entry packet and helpful tips, visit chitag.com.

Photo by Chicago Toy & Game Fair.