Once all of the applications have been submitted (January 16), our team will conduct a review of each submission. This administrative review occurs over one week and is designed to ensure that every application complies with the minimum requirements and other basic standards. Any application that is not distributed to the judges will be tagged. Registered teams will receive detailed explanations if their applications do not move forward to the next phase of judging.
Once all completed applications are distributed to our judges (January 23), an evaluation panel will begin scoring and commenting on each assigned application, using the same scoring process. During those four weeks, each Evaluation Panel member will be provided specific instructions. We will work with the Evaluation Panel members to address any potential conflicts of interest so that the distribution of applications is a fair and diligent process.
After all of the Evaluation Panel members have submitted their scores and provided comments, the results will be posted on this website (February 20). Each team will receive detailed feedback and will be provided specific instruction for how to access scores and comments from each of the five judges assigned to your team.