Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: April 26th, 2022 at 23:59 UTC (4:59 pm PDT)

This page lists everything you need to do to successfully submit to the global competition. We recommend you read it carefully! Please also read the rules at the bottom of the page.

Review these guidelines at the beginning, middle, and end of your participation to make sure you are on track and ready to submit everything in April. Good luck!

See the solutions our previous winning teams created here.

In order to submit, you will need to be registered as part of a team. 

A team can have between 1-5 members who identify as female, trans, nonbinary or gender nonconforming. 

Your team will be automatically placed in either the Beginner, Junior, or Senior division to compete, based on the age of the oldest member of your team.

  • Beginner Division: 8-12 years old as of August 1, 2022
  • Junior Division: 13-15 years old as of August 1, 2022
  • Senior Division: 16-18 as of August 1, 2022

Each team member will need to complete their profile which includes:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Location
  • Languages and interests
  • Parental consent form
  • Media consent form

What materials will each team submit?

*Major changes for the 2021-2022 season: You may choose to submit either a Mobile App submission or an AI submission. Further details can be found below.

Please note that our judges will only score materials submitted in English or that include English subtitles. We recommend all teams use English subtitles.

Submission Requirements

1. Project Name & 100-Word Description

2. Pitch Video

  • Maximum of 3-4 minutes
  • Share via Youtube or Vimeo. The video must be uploaded as unlisted or publicly viewable. We cannot guarantee videos without these credentials will be judged.
  • We highly recommend that videos have English subtitles even if English is spoken in the video.
  • Should show viewers why the problem is important to you and how you approached your solution.

3. Demo Video

  • Maximum of 2 minutes
  • Share via Youtube or Vimeo. The video must be uploaded as unlisted or publicly viewable. We cannot guarantee videos without these credentials will be judged.
  • Should show viewers how your project works and what future features you’re planning to implement.
  • We highly recommend that videos have English subtitles even if English is spoken in the video.

4. User Adoption Plan (Junior Teams) or Business Plan (Senior Teams)

  • Your plan must be in English.
  • Junior teams will be provided a template in the curriculum to fill out for their User Adoption Plan.
  • Senior teams will have guidelines in the curriculum for a 5-10 page Business Plan.

5. Technovation Learning Journey

  • 100 words about your learning journey, must be in English
    • What did your team learn (technically or otherwise)?
    • How did you overcome challenges?
    • What resources did you use to build on (examples, tutorials, open source code)?
  • 2-6 pictures that describe your journey
    • Images of your user research results, survey results, etc.
    • Pictures or screenshots of prototypes or previous versions of your project

6. Team Photo and Summary

  • One paragraph to help people get to know you

7. Mobile App Source Code or AI Training Data

  • Mobile App source code should be submitted depending on the language used:
    • MIT App Inventor - .aia file OR
    • Thunkable - Project Link OR
    • Other Languages - zip file 
    • Recommended bonus: Include basic instructions on using the app and demo user login information (username/password if needed) for judges to test within the .zip file or via comments in App Inventor or Thunkable
  • AI Projects should include 1 zip file that contains:
    • Screenshot of dataset training (ML4Kids, TeachableMachine, App Inventor, etc.) or spreadsheet or link to images/sounds folder.
    • Picture(s) of prototype (cardboard model, drawings, devices)
    • (For online inventions) Any link with demo login information

 

 

 

 

Submission Rules for Students

All teams must submit the required materials listed above.

Language Requirements
  • All written submission items (learning journey, business plan, team summary) must be in English; it is highly recommended that videos have English subtitles even if English is spoken in the video.
  • However, projects can have buttons, logos, and labels written in other languages.
Original Code
Type of Submission
Plagiarism
Ownership of submission

For more questions about rules, submission, or judging visit our FAQ.

To learn how your submission will be judged, read the judging rubric.

Key Dates for 2022 Season

 

Registration Opens: December 8, 2021
You can access the Junior and Senior Division curriculum before December 8

Official Season Launch: January 10, 2022
We recommend starting in January at the latest so you will have a full 12 weeks to work on your project. Submissions open today.

Registration Deadline (Students and Mentors): March 25, 2022 at 23:59 UTC.
The last day to formally register a team.
Please note: we recommend starting your project in January, not March.  

Submission Deadline: April 26, 2022 at 23:59 UTC (4:59pm PDT—convert to your timezone with a tool like this one)

World Summit: August 2022

 

 

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