Hey everyone.  Remember all of the contests you are participated in as a kid, or even the ones you thought about competing in because of all of the great prizes??  Well, here's one for today's youth, and this one seems a lot cooler than the ones I participated in.  This is the First Annual Tampa BAy Innovation Express Inventor Contest at MOSI!  It all culminates tomorrow, so here's the info -

In an effort to further cultivate young residents of the Tampa Bay Area, the first annual Innovation Express Youth Inventors Contest has challenged young minds and many have responded with great invention ideas.  Ideas from young inventors ages 6-12 have poured in.  The top 10 finalists will present their inventions to a judging panel on March 18, 2009 at MOSI at 6 p.m.

The winner will receive $1,000 cash prize and a $500 donation made to the child’s school. All participants will receive a MOSI pass.  Top finalists will receive annual memberships to MOSI as well as medals and gift certificates.

And get this...The creator of the contest, Anna Hopen, is ONLY 10 YEARS OLD!  Now this is a very cool Tampa Bay area event!  So, make sure you head out to MOSI tomorrow and see what these young inventors came up with!  And visit the MOSI website (www.MOSI.org) to get details on this and other Tampa Bay entertainment. 

And keep checking back for more great things to do in Tampa Bay!  We'll get you out enjoying this beautiful Tampa Bay weather if it's the last thing we do!