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Submitting Your Project

Deliverables

The following are all required unless stated otherwise.

  1. You have read and understood the full rules.
  2. URL to your working app (the website, or a TestFlight/Google Play opt-in link).
  3. URL to a screenshot we can share with voters and the media.
  4. The CODEVID-19 problem you’re addressing.
  5. A short pitch that explains your project and how it effectively solves the problem it’s trying to address, along with how you make it accessible to as many people as possible, and the number of people it’s impacted. (260 characters or less)
  6. An email address that judges can contact should they have questions or concerns. This email will not be shared publicly.
  7. URL to your project on FindCollabs
  8. (Optional) For open-source projects, we encourage a link to the source code repository (e.g. GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc.).

Final Competition Submission

Along with the Deliverables above, teams must also include the following when submitting for final consideration:

  • A public/unlisted YouTube URL to your pitch and demo (3 minutes or less, see Pitch Video for details and hints)
  • When submitting projects for final consideration, please ensure that the team is available during the judging period to answer questions about your project.
  • During final judging some teams may be asked to meet with the judges via video conference. Please ensure some or all team members are available.
  • Failure to communicate and answer questions from the judges may disadvantage your project’s placement in the competition and could disqualify you from prizes.
  • Projects may only be submitted for consideration in one prize category at a time, however you can submit your project multiple times and apply for more than one prize.

We want you to know that sponsors have until the end of May 2020 to deposit funds in our accounts. Prize amounts will be announced at the start of June once funds are received and we hope to get all prizes out by the end of July 2020. Read the full rules for details.

Weekly Competition Submission

Along with the Deliverables above, teams must also include the following when submitting for weekly consideration:

  1. Long description/pitch for your app we can use to describe your app to voters, judges, and the media.
  2. Instructions for interacting with your app (if not included in the app itself).

Please remember:

  • Your submission does not need to be complete, but you must be able to demonstrate it.
  • Teams may submit their projects for multiple weekly considerations; however, new progress must be demonstrated leading up to each submission.
  • Be sure to review the Deliverables and have them ready before we close submissions!

Pitch Video

We’ve prepared a short, under-3-minute video that explains what you should do in your pitch video. It also serves as an example of the type of video we’re looking for. Read the slides from the video.

Key Takeaways

  1. Pretend you’re talking to a room full of judges at the end of an in-person hackathon.
  2. Don’t worry about production quality. Focus on being clear and convincing.
  3. You don’t need to speak or use a webcam: subtitles and descriptive text are okay. The judges understand that English is not everyone’s first language.
  4. If you do use a webcam and microphone, please try to use proper lighting and a quality external microphone or headset. Stand up while you speak if possible.
  5. Record mobile apps using a simulator on your desktop or a screen recording app on your device.
  6. Open Broadcaster Studio is a great cross platform recording tool, but Mac and Windows have screen recording built in as well.
  7. We will only accept public/unlisted YouTube videos 3 minutes or under.

Video Content

  1. Clearly state the name of your project and how to access it
  2. Explain the problem you’re solving and which problem area you’re competing in
  3. Explain how your project effectively solves your problem
  4. Explain how your project has been made accessible to as many people as possible
  5. Explain the impact your project has had (people helped to date, lives saved, businesses, etc.)
  6. Ideally, your project should be easy enough to use that it doesn’t require directions. Otherwise, please demonstrate for the judges.
  7. At the end, mention again where to try your app and how to get help from your team