Award Structure

Award Structure

This page has been updated to reflect changes made to the 2020 Awards Structure in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Last Updated: April 8, 2020

[Update: April 8, 2020] Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Technovation's World Summit will be held online for the 2020 Season. This affects the award structure for the season. Instead of investing in World Summit travel sponsorships and educational scholarships for two Grand Prize winning teams, we will award prizes to support the learning of as many of our stakeholders as possible. Technovation will retain the same number of finalist teams, but prizes will look a bit different this year.

You can learn more below. Please keep in mind that our intention during this unprecedented time is to help continue the education of not only all our Grand Prize winners but our larger community as a whole.


Judges will select 10 finalist teams from around the world.  

These finalists are invited to pitch live online during Technovation's World Summit (a virtual event for 2020).

Each team member will receive a $500 USD educational stipend (unrestricted, to be used to further the individual’s learning at their own discretion). Parent team members who participated in Technovation Families will receive this scholarship as well and can apply it to their own or their family’s learning.

Previously, only Grand Prize teams were awarded monetary prizes.

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

Additionally, Technology and People's Choice special recognition will be given to two teams. There is no additional monetary prize for these awards.

*Please note that all Finalist Teams will now 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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Technovation Girls Mentors and Technovation Families Program Leaders of finalist teams: A $2,000 USD unrestricted educational stipend will be made in their honor as well as in their name to further Technovation learning in their region.

Note that most locations have official Regional Ambassadors and/or partner organizations that funds will go to in support of future Technovation learning*. Previously, these stakeholders were not awarded monetary prizes.

*Technovation will work with Program Leaders and mentors to ensure this stipend is correctly allocated in their location.


In 2020, 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 South America. 

A diagram of Technovation Girls Regional Award Structure
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