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A New Challenge for Makers, Inventors, and Tinkerers: IEEE Announces Start of Annual Maker Project Competition
Contestants will have a chance to showcase their talents, win prizes, and get mentored by an IEEE member
May 17, 2016 – Today, a new opportunity for the innovative, creative and curious maker to transform problems into technology solutions has opened. IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the annual IEEE Maker Project Competition, welcoming innovators and tech enthusiasts to battle it out for great prizes and the chance to work with an IEEE member. The IEEE Maker Project will be global, open and inclusive, welcoming those ready to showcase their technological prowess and gain wide recognition.
The contest will begin accepting submissions today, May 17, 2016, through September 17, 2016 at IEEE Transmitter. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter and submissions must be an engineering project that was built or created using hardware or software. Submissions must also include an image or video of the tech project, as well as a description. Visitors to the site will be able to share, link, comment and even vote for their favorite submissions.
Tom Coughlin, Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, IEEE Senior member, and lifelong advocate of the maker movement, will serve as the host of this competition. He will be featured in an ongoing video series that will highlight cool projects and events to inspire contestants on the contest website.
“This contest is about the developer and tinkerer in all of us, ready to step on the world stage to show off their engineering talents and hands-on creativity,” says Coughlin. “This competition embodies the very spirit of making, and lays the foundation for the next generation of maker talent.”
Prize winners at all levels will be chosen based on a content review process. A panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (‘Judges’) will review all entries. Entries will be ranked based on three (3) criteria:
I. Originality II. Innovation III. Benefit to humanity
Finalists in each submission category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card (or equivalent value in local currency) and have their project spotlighted on IEEE Transmitter and IEEE Potentials Magazine. One second prize winner will receive $150 (or equivalent value in local currency). The grand prize winner’s project will be spotlighted on IEEE Transmitter, will also receive a $500 Amazon gift card (or equivalent value in local currency) and a one-hour video mentoring session with Tom Coughlin, who will help the winner take their project to the next level.
Contest Submission Categories: • Accessibility • Education • Entertainment • Health and Safety • Sustainability • Transportation
All are invited to participate in voting for their favorite project online at IEEE Transmitter and share links to their projects on social media with the hashtag #IEEEMakerProject. Community members may vote once a day until September 17, 2016.
The IEEE Maker Project video series will highlight innovations featured at the 2016 Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Coughlin will be there on 21 May 21 2016 to talk tech and scope out the best projects on the show floor.