Students entering the competition submitted a video of no more than 3 minutes describing their projects. Video submissions were available for public viewing and voting. A team designated by each college dean selected a certain number of finalists proportional to the number of submissions from their college to continue to the next round.
Finalists selected to proceed to Round 2 participated in an in-person Question and Answer (Q&A) session with a panel of 3-5 judges. The judges asked probing questions to learn more about the finalists’ projects and their challenges, solutions, impact, etc.
The competition culminated in an awards ceremony where we announced all competition winners, including Fan Favorites.
The number of winners from each college was proportional to the number of submissions. Each college awarded at least one undergraduate and one graduate student or team as winners. Individual submission winners each receive $300. Team submission winners each receive $600 to be split amongst the team.
In addition, each college recognized one “Fan Favorite” winner based on the number of likes for their video on YouTube and input from judges. Fan Favorite winners receive $150 as both individuals and teams.