SourceAmerica IDEATE Competition

IDEATE Engineering
Competition 2022

The SourceAmerica® IDEATE competition (formerly called the SourceAmerica Design Challenge) is a unique national engineering challenge. It invites motivated high school and college engineering students from across the country to design solutions that improve workplace inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities.

How It Works


Hold Your Spot

Fill out this form to confirm your spot in this year’s competition.


Form Your Team

Register your team by submitting the name and contact information for your coach and student team leader. Registration closes October 29.



Work with your team to seek out a project and start designing and building. Project submissions can include a digital model, animation, prototype, 3D CAD file or code, or the assistive technology.

Important Dates

  • October 29 – Deadline to register your student team
  • November 5 – Deadline to submit your team paperwork
  • February 18 – Project submission deadline
  • April 2022 – Participate in the IDEATE 2022 Finals Event