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PETER DILG RECORDED INDUCTEES VOICES ON AN ORIGINAL ANTIQUE EDISON PHONOGRAPH

Peter Dilg with his antique Edison recording equipment




ORIGINAL EDISON RECORDINGS ON BAKELITE CYLINDERS

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The Tommy Award -- Thomas Edison Innovation Award for young inventors

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PROUDLY ANNOUNCING THE
THOMAS EDISON INNOVATION AWARD
"THE TOMMY"

Each year up to 6 young inventors, grades K-12 receive the nation's most prestigious young inventors' honor, "The Thomas Edison Innovation Award". The Edison Innovation Foundation not only celebrates and recognizes these young inventors at a black-tie induction & benefit in October, but also permanently preserves their accomplishments in the National Museum of Education. The National Gallery for America's Young Inventors, founded in 1993, is the only program which has been given the authority and permission, from Washington, D.C., to archive the achievements of these young inventors for history.

The Edison Innovation Foundation seeks to inspire creativity, innovation and the inventive spirit in the spirit of one of America's greatest inventors: Thomas Alva Edison.

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Edison Award
Thomas A Edison - "The Tommy" award for innovation

Inductees into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors receive the following upon being inducted into the Gallery:

  • Thomas Edison Innovation Award, "The Tommy", an engraved crystal trophy
  • An original voice recording of the Inductee's voice preserved on a wax cylinder made on an original Edison phonograph
  • $1000 US Savings Bond
  • Ribboned Medal minted by the US Mint
  • All-expense paid trip for the inventor and one parent to the location of the Induction
  • An original framed art piece of the inventor as a graphic comic hero
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