How are entries judged?

Each category is narrowed down to five finalists by a panel of industry peers and experts. Entries will be graded by the following criteria:

Creativity / Innovation: Is it unique and impactful?

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?

How good is the form of the project or product? Is it aesthetically pleasing? Ergonomic? Well-built and robust?

Function: Does it work well?

How good 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?

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?

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