Each category is narrowed down to five finalists by a panel of industry peers and experts. A second round of judging determines the winner in each category. Entries will be graded by the following criteria:
Creativity / Innovation: Is it unique and impactful?
(IE: Is it a new and never before seen project or product? Does it positively impact or inform its market and the connected world?)
Design: Is it made well?
(IE: How is the form of the project or product? Is it aesthetically pleasing? Ergonomic? Is it built well / robust?)
Function: Does it work well?
(IE: How is the function of the project or product? Does it excel at what it was made to do? Does it have practical utility or application? Does it operate on a sustainable platform? Is it useful? Helpful?)
Overall Experience: is it valuable / beneficial / worthwhile / meaningful enough for you to want to use it?
(IE: Does this project or product address specific needs and fulfill them? Is learning to use it easy & approachable? Is it meaningful or worthwhile? Is it engaging, exciting, or fun? Would you recommend it to others?)