Canadian Youth Challenged to Create the Next Great Toy Idea!

Canada-Wide Science Festival and Spin Master New Toy Competition


TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2015 / Youth Science Canada and Spin Master are looking for Canada’s next great toy idea and game ideas! Youth in grade 7-12 (CÉGEP 1 & 2 in Québec) across Canada are invited to participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF) and Spin Master New Toy Competition. If you have a passion for innovating and creating new inventions, please submit your original toy or game ideas for a chance to take your idea to the next level.


Not only is this a great challenge for young inventors, but it is also a great opportunity to win prizes and gain recognition for their work. The winner of the CWSF and Spin Master New Toy Competition will receive $2,500 in cash, a mentorship from Spin Master, and the potential of bringing their concept to development, with 4% royalty should their concept make it to the market. The winning concept will be chosen from 5 selected finalists, all of whom will have the opportunity to showcase their new toy or game ideas at the Canada-Wide Science Festival in Montreal, QC in May 2016.



“This competition provides a great opportunity to reach new youth exploring the intersection of innovation, science and fun,” says Brad McCabe, Executive Director at Youth Science Canada. “We want to encourage young Canadians to get hands-on in the development of new ideas. This initiative stimulates youth to develop important research, ideation, innovation, creative and communication skills in a very fun way.”


“Participation in the Spin Master New Toy Competition gives youth an entertaining, imaginative way to build life-long skills that will serve them for years to come,” said Michelle Kellner, Senior Director, Global Digital Marketing & Experiential at Spin Master. “We are excited to be partnering with the Canada-Wide Science Festival to showcase the creativity and innovativeness of our country’s young people.”


Parents and guardians of young inventors who wish to participate in the CWSF and Spin Master New Toy Competition are invited to submit their original toy or game ideas via the website
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About Youth Science Canada


For over 50 years, Youth Science Canada has been Canada’s leading organization for the promotion of innovation and celebration of excellence in science, engineering and technology among our nation’s youth.


Youth Science Canada provides or partners in programs to increase awareness and involvement of youth in science, engineering and technology, to engage, mentor and recognize Canada’s young scientists, to set standards for scientific experimentation by young people, to promote the creation and support of science and technology fairs, and to engage scientists, engineers, educators, parents and leading public and private sector organizations in the development of a national science, engineering and technology network of Canadian youth.


Youth Science Canada is best known for its showcase event, the annual Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF), which showcases the top 500 young scientists from across the country, engages thousands of youth in hands-on STEM experiences and features a speaking series with some of the country’s most inspiring industry and academic leaders.    



About Spin Master 


Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of innovative toys, games, products, and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan and current hits PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally, and Little Charmers. Spin Master employs over 850 people with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information please visit:




For further information: Brad McCabe, 416-341-0040 ext. 231,

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