Clean Tech Competition

Country: Variety of countries;

Deadline: 13.03.2020

Web-Site: cstl.org

 

Introduction These are the Official Rules and Regulations for participation in the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition 2020 Challenge. The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is the Administrator of the competition. The competition begins when registration opens at 12:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on October 15th, 2019, and ends at the close of the 2020 Finalist Event. These rules should be read in conjunction with the information provided on the competition website located at https://www.cstl.org/cleantech/ and information provided by the Administrator.

 Competition Description The objective of the competition is for Teams of eligible students, supervised by teachers or other adults, to create a competition entry that identifies a real world problem and presents a solution using clean technology. In Round 1 of the competition, each Team will enter a Paper Submissions which details the cause and scope of the “Reducing Individual Impacts” problem and proposes a clean technology solution. In Round 2 of the competition, Teams selected as Finalists will create a Prototype of their solution and participate in a live round of judging at the Finalist Event.

 Teams and Student Eligibility Each Team may be made up of one, two, or three student Team Members. All participating Team Members must be 15 to 18 years old on July 31st, 2020. Students older than 18 years old, or who have already graduated from high school (or the local equivalent), AND are enrolled in a university are not eligible to participate. In other words, if a student is still 18 at the time of the finals and has graduated high school, but is not attending university, they are eligible to compete. Eligibility may be verified at any time by the Administrator; decisions concerning eligibility made by the Administrator are final. A student may participate on only one Team. Teams may edit their Member information through their account on the competition website up until the Paper Submission Deadline. The official language of the competition is English. All competition business including registration, correspondence, and project submission, must be completed in English. At least one student Team Member must speak English fluently, and that Member must be present at the Finalist Event in order to conduct their Team’s presentation if they are selected as a Finalist Team.

 Registration The registration form is found on the “Log In/Register” page of the competition website. Each Team Leader must create an account and fill out registration information for each Team they are supervising. A unique email address must be used to create each account. There is one account per Team which the Team Leader and Members should all share access to. The Registration Deadline is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 13th, 2020. No exceptions will be made. All Teams must be registered by this deadline in order to participate. After this point, new accounts cannot be created, but registration information may still be modified for existing accounts. The Round 1 Paper Submission Deadline is 12:00 PM EST on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, at which point all Round 1 Paper Submissions must have been uploaded and accounts may no longer be modified. No exceptions will be made.

Finalist Teams are eligible to receive monetary prizes, to be shared among Team Members, provided they meet all participation requirements set forth by the Administrator. These prizes apply to both categories, so there will be two 1st prize winners and so forth. Prize money is intended to help Team Members further their work and continue their education. During registration, Teams will submit details regarding award payment information; at the close of the registration period, the information submitted will be considered final. All prizes will be issued after the Finalist Event. PRIZE LEVEL AWARD AMOUNT 1st Place Finalist Team $10,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) 2nd Place Finalist Team $7,000 USD 3rd Place Finalist Team $5,000 USD 4th-10th Place Finalist Teams $1,000 USD each The Administrator reserves the right to verify the eligibility information of competition participants as a condition of receiving a prize. If one or more Members of a winning Team are determined to be ineligible or fail to submit the required consent forms, the Administrator may, at its discretion, disqualify the entire Team and select an alternate prize winner or disqualify the ineligible or non-compliant Member(s) of the Team. The prize awarded to each winning Team is to be divided equally among all eligible student Team Members of the Team. The Administrator will not be involved in any disputes between or among Teams or Team Members.