Guidelines

All competitors are required to abide by the following rules. Please contact innovation.CEE.wisc@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

  1. All team members must be undergraduate students at UW-Madison. The team must be composed of at least 50% enrolled full time (12 credits) undergraduate students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering or Geological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison to compete in Innovation in CEE Competition.
    • For a team of 4 students, at least 2 students must be full time undergraduate students in CEE or GLE.
  2. For students on co-op or those in their last semester of their undergraduate degree, fewer than 12 credits are allowed.
  3. All participants must submit an initial registration by the deadline: 11:59pm, December 20, 2019.
  4. Once your application has been approved, final submissions must be completed by 5:00 p.m.on March 27, 2020. This deadline is subject to change.
  5. Submission details will be available shortly and provided to you individually upon approval.
  6. You will need an idea for a product, system, simulation (digital/apps), or procedure/methodology to compete.
  7. However, final submissions will be evaluated based on 4 main criteria:
    1. Idea – novelty, creativity, importance
    2. Prototype/System/Simulation/Procedure – implementing your idea in the real world
    3. Execution—the most important factor. Hustle, effort, and taking the meaningful steps to grow an idea are all crucial
    4. Pitch—sell us on your idea. (Up to 25 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q and A and transition)
  8. Teams may include up to 5 participants. Students may NOT submit multiple entries or be on multiple teams.
  9. After final submissions are made, all group members are required to attend their assigned pitch time-slot. There will not be any booths set  up – teams are only required to present at their designated time-slot.
  10. For those competing with class projects, all group members must have to option to compete together with the proposed idea. Permission to compete with the proposed idea must be a unanimous decision, regardless of if each individual member decides to compete.
  11. For the main competition pitches, the pitching order is assigned based on availability and not by quality of submission.Teams will present to a panel of judges, and the final prize decisions will be disclosed at the award ceremony.