Award Structure

Award Structure

VIRTUAL WORLD SUMMIT

World Summit will be held virtually for the second year in a row in 2021. As in 2020, we will award prizes to support the learning of as many of our stakeholders as possible.

TECHNOVATION GIRLS
AWARDS 

Judges will select 12 finalist teams from around the world.  

These finalists are invited to pitch live online during Technovation's World Summit (a virtual event for 2021).

Each team member will receive a $500 USD educational stipend (unrestricted, to be used to further the individual’s learning at their own discretion).

Previously, only Grand Prize teams were awarded monetary prizes.

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At our global World Summit event, judges will select 2 Grand Prize Winners for Technovation Girls – one from each division. There is no additional monetary prize for these awards.

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Additionally, Technology and Social Impact special recognition will be given to teams in each division. One finalist or regional winner team will be selected for the People’s Choice award as well. There is no additional monetary prize for these awards.

*Please note that all Finalist Teams will receive educational scholarships, so no monetary award will be given for the teams who are awarded the Grand Prizes or Special Recognitions.

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REGIONAL WINNERS 

In 2021, we will select 10 Regional Winners for Technovation Girls.

There will be a Senior and Junior Division Winners for each of these 5 regions: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and Latin America. 

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SPECIAL AWARDS

 For the 2021 season, Technovation will give two additional special awards.

One award will recognize a team tackling Climate Change and another special award will recognize a team who uses artificial intelligence in their app.

All teams who submit will be eligible to receive these prizes — teams do not need to be regional winners or finalists to qualify.

With help from generous Technovation supporters, each award will also include a cash prize.

Graphic to sympbolize the Climate Change Special Award for Technovation 2021: A graphic of the earth with an orange cast and a thermometer reaching the boling point to represent climate change, and the words Climate Award beneath.

Technovation will award $500 per student team member  to the winners of the Climate Prize.

The award will go to a team whose project meets the following criteria:

  • Their project clearly addresses a specific local issue related to climate change. The prize is meant to award teams thinking realistically and practically about climate change's effects on their immediate community.
  • Their project makes a clear argument for driving actual behavior change. The judges will be looking for apps that help users make informed decisions and take concrete actions to mitigate climate change, and apps that go beyond simply raising awareness.
Graphic to sympbolize the AI Special Award for Technovation 2021: A graphic of a computer chip (mostly blue) with a network behind it and "AI Award" underneath it

Technovation will award $500 per student team member  to the winners of the AI Award.

The award will go to a team whose project meets the following criteria:

  • Their project clearly uses artificial intelligence tools or technology to solve a specific local community problem. The use of AI must be essential to the way the app functions.
  • The AI model is well trained, and the dataset used to train the model is well-balanced and fair.
  • Their project is innovative and uses AI technology ethically. (This includes evidence that the team has thought of the potential impacts of their tool on a wide range of people and communities)

If you want to learn more about integrating AI into your project, check out the curriculum units on artificial intelligence: explore part one, and part two.

We are excited to share that AI Commons will be involved in the judging process.