Are you sitting on a brilliant idea that you think about, talk about but never act on? Now is the chance to bring that great innovative idea to fruition. The NW Resource Innovation Center (NWIRC) is sponsoring an Amazon Catalyst competition to promote innovative thinking and ideas. This latest competition includes eight cities in the North Sound area, each with a specific focus.

The cities include Everett (health), Marysville (manufacturing), Mt Vernon (food supply chain), Arlington (clean tech and environmental issues), Lynnwood (transportation), Edmonds (economic recovery), Bothell (applied life sciences), and Bellingham (ocean health).

The top three winners in each category will be awarded $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place, for a total of $80,000. Enter and win to claim your share! YOU MAY ENTER ANY OF THESE CATEGORIES, NO MATTER WHICH CITY YOU LIVE IN, but you must reside in one of the eight cities’ zip codes. Submissions should be received by July 31, 2020. Please put your brains to work to better our lives.

Every thought and idea is helpful to our entire community and world at large. Please see the link below for more information and for submission forms. This is a great opportunity for everyone to contribute.

The NW Innovation Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that builds innovation capacity within northwest Washington. It assists entrepreneurs and inventors in developing their individual business strategy and execution as they move from idea to success and add to the economic resilience of the region. For more details please visit