The UMBC Idea competition is designed to challenge you to think about problems or opportunities facing society and to generate ideas to address them. Ideas should be submitted online, via the entry form. You have the option of posting a YouTube video in which you pitch your idea. An independent panel of reviewers will choose the top entries and those students will pitch their idea to both the panel and students at the Finals, on November 17 at 7 p.m., in the Sports Zone in The Commons. The top 3 winners, determined by the results of student and panel voting, will receive cash prizes up to $750.
Entry forms for the UMBC Idea Competition must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 20, 2011. Entrants can include a link to an original YouTube video on their entry form describing their problem and their idea. Videos may not be longer than 60 seconds. Entries will be posted to the UMBC Idea Competition website. On October 27, 2011, invitations to the final competition will be sent to students with the best ideas (as determined by the review panel). These students will participate in the Final Competition.
UMBC’s 3rd annual Idea Competition is open to ALL students – graduate and undergraduate. In previous years they have had many graduate students enter their ideas . . . and end up winning!
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