April 5: Students entering the competition will submit a video of no more than 3 minutes describing their projects. These videos will be available for public viewing and voting starting April 5 to the day of the Symposium on April 24. A team designated by each college dean will select a certain number of finalists proportional to the number of submissions from their college to continue to the next round. Students may elect to participate only in Round 1; they will be considered for the Fan Favorite category.
April 24: Finalists selected to proceed to Round 2 will participate in an in-person Question and Answer (Q&A) session with a panel of 3-5 judges. The judges will ask probing questions to learn more about the finalists’ projects and their challenges, solutions, impact, etc. Judges may also ask clarifying questions to responses.
April 24: The competition will culminate in an awards ceremony for friends, family and community members to enjoy. All competition winners will be announced at the ceremony.
The number of winners from each college will be proportional to the number of submissions. Each college will award at least one undergraduate and one graduate student or team as winners. Individual submission winners will each receive $300. Team submission winners will each receive $600 to be split amongst the team.
In addition, each college will recognize at least one “Fan Favorite” winner based on the number of likes on YouTube and input from judges. Fan Favorite winners will receive $150 as both individuals and teams.