- Contest Period Begins: September 16, 2016
- Contest Period Ends: March 3, 2017 (all entries must be postmarked by this date)
- Finalists Announced: April 21, 2017
- Finalists’ Inventions Received for Judging By: May 12, 2017
- Winners and Runners-Up Announced: May 31, 2017
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