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April 5, 2023 | How will the final submission be judged?
  • Each submission document will be scored by a judging panel.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria.

Each item will be weighted equally and will be scored from 1 lowest-5 highest

  1. Innovation – how creative is this idea, technique or solution?
  2. Generalizability – how generalizable is the proposed research or solution?
  3. Impact – how would you rate the impact of this solution or tool on the field if successfully implemented?
  • A short list of 8-10 finalists will be chosen for the “pitch” phase involving a live Zoom presentation of 5 minutes each. This pitch phase will enable the judges to have an interactive Q&A session and allow finalists to bring a demonstration dimension and more depth to their solutions.
  • Awardees will be decided by the highest scores – if there is a tie, the judges’ decision will be final.