Prize Money and Awards
Teams who are selected at the semi-final judging in January will be awarded seed funds for prototyping and the opportunity to compete in the final judging in early May. The semi-final award comes in the form of prototyping costs reimbursement as arranged with the coordinator and may be used by the team to assist in building the prototype or proof-of-concept demonstration of their presented idea. The check will be given to the team leader designated on the team registration sheet. The semi-finalists are determined following the invited presentations.
Final judging for SDC takes place place in late April/ early May. A total of ~$20K in prize money will be awarded to teams from MIT and USMA. The awards will be evenly distributed to the team members listed on the final team registration form. The awards will be determined at a final judging event featuring demonstration of the teams' prototypes.