EveryDay Genius

Einstein once said:Imagination will take you everywhere.

Do you have brilliant ideas big or small?
Then you are the person we're looking for.

Winners Revealed!See the final winning entries here

Contest Info

“I have no special talents, I’m only passionately curious” – Einstein

Big things often have small beginnings. Are you a passionate individual with an idea or invention that could potentially transform everyday life? If so, National Geographic invites you to participate in our “Everyday Genius” contest and share your amazing ideas/inventions with us. Ideas can range from everyday innovations to world-changing inventions.

Once we’ve received your submissions, National Geographic will select and showcase the best of the bunch on this website, the TV channel and our social media pages. We will then ask the public to vote for their favorite ideas/inventions. The top 3 ideas with the highest number of votes will receive a FREE 1 year Nat Geo Magazine (Print + Digital) subscription*!

Separately, Nat Geo will select 1 entry based on its originality and innovativeness as the GRAND PRIZE winner. This winner will receive exclusive access to the National Geographic Explorers Festival at Washington, D.C. from 15th to 18th June 2017.*

Explorers Festival is an exciting annual event that brings together the world's most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers to share their latest discoveries and ideas.

Find out more at www.natgeo.org/exfest

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Key Dates

  • Contest Begins17th March 2017
  • Submission Deadline7th May 2017
  • Voting Begins12th May 2017
  • Voting Deadline22nd May 2017
  • Winners Announcement26th May 2017


Grand Winner

PaDS (Patient in-transit Diagnostics System)


A mobile app that sends patient's diagnostics to the target hospital for treatment preparation.

Sea Water Passive Desalination


This passive desalination works 24x7 regardless of sunlight, wind, or wave.

Sound Waves Ceiling Fan


Sound Waves Ceiling Fan is operates by using electricity produce by sound waves.



DigTrash is a short term for digital trash and also meaning for digging from trash.

About the Show

“Genius” is a show that explores the turbulent journey of the physicist who would grow to become the icon: Albert Einstein. Fiercely independent, innately brilliant, eternally curious, Einstein changed the way we view the universe. Consequently, this series will change the way we view Einstein. From his early failures and achievements in the world of academics to his emotionally fraught search for love and human connection, the ten-part event paints a portrait of the real Albert Einstein in all his complexity.

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