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.