We’re counting down the days to this year’s Global Innovation Award celebration! 20 Semi-Finalist teams from three countries will be making their way to Washington, D.C., USA, to kick off the festivities later this month.

The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award is a competition designed to showcase the real-world, innovative solutions that FIRST LEGO League teams create as a result of their Project. This year’s celebration will feature team innovations from the ANIMAL ALLIESSM season, which address problems related to accidental or purposeful human and animal interaction. The 2 runners-up receive $5000 USD,  and the winner receives $20,000 USD to help fund their inventions!

We’re celebrating innovation all month long – check out our Twitter handle (@firstlegoleague) to get inspired, and let us know why you invent using #Iinventbecause!

Make sure to save the date and join us for the LIVE ceremony webcast on Tuesday, June 20th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time!