Two categories of judges were carefully selected to ensure a rigorous review of your application. We encourage you to read their credentials.
This first category of judges, the Evaluation Panel, will produce a rank order of applicants by using a common scoring process. Each applicant will be assigned five Evaluation Panel members, and their scores will be statistically normalized to ensure fairness. Their scores will determine the rank order of applications.
The second and final category of judges, the Selection Committee, will determine the winner. Before the winner is announced, every registrant who completed the application will receive scores and comments designed to provide productive feedback and encourage discussion for those who may have interest in finding other means for launching their proposals. This process helps ensure a value-added experience for all participants.
The judges are impartial to the ideas you submit. They are scoring your idea based on the degree of impact and the structure of your proposed challenge. For a more detailed explanation of the scoring process, please see the trait scoring rubric.