1. Dates and Timing

Registration Period: December 11, 2022 (9:00 am Eastern Time) – December 18, 2022 (9:00 am Eastern Time)

Submission Period: December 19, 2022 (9:00 am Eastern Time) – December 21, 2022 (3:00 pm Eastern Time)

Presentation Period: December 21, 2022 (4:00 pm Eastern Time) – December 21, 2022 (5:00 pm Eastern Time)

Award Ceremony: December 21, 2022 (5:30 pm Eastern Time) – December 21, 2022 (6:00 pm Eastern Time)

 

2. Eligibility

Only current students from Western Michigan University are eligible to join this solution challenge. 

An Eligible Individual may enter the solution challenge on an individual basis OR form a Team with other Eligible Individuals. The maximum number of members in each team is 4 members. If a Team is entering the solution challenge, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. By entering a Submission on behalf of a Team you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team.

 

3. Submission Requirements

  • Each Eligible Individual/Team may not submit more than one submission. 
  • Prior to the end of the Submission Period, you may save draft versions of your submission on Devpost to your portfolio before submitting the submission materials. Once the Submission Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your submission, but you may continue to update the project in your Devpost portfolio.
  • The submission must not include third-party trademarks or any other copyrighted material unless the submitter has permission to use such material.
  • We may permit you to modify part of your submission after the Submission Period for the purpose of adding, removing, or replacing material that potentially infringes a third-party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified submission must remain substantively the same as the original submission with the only modification being what the sponsor and Devpost permit. 
  • The submission must be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.
  • All submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the submitter must provide an English translation of the materials submitted. 
  • All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or teams that developed them.

 

4. Judging Criteria and Winner Selection

Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the website, and may change before or during the judging period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of judges, at the discretion of the sponsor. 

Entries will be judged on the following weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:

  • 20% Innovation (How innovative/creative/unique is the idea?)
  • 20% Implementation (Does it work? Is it implementable? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?)
  • 20% Technical Complexity (Is the project technically impressive? Complex? How technically sophisticated / advanced / elegant was the solution?)
  • 20% Presentation and Communication (Does the presentation clearly define and address the problem statement?)
  • 20% User Experience (Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?)