Submit for the 2014 iCampus Prize!
How to Submit
If you have any questions please ask us at iCampusPrize -at- mit -dot- edu.
STEP 1. Complete the Project Data Form
Fill out the online data form, including:
- Project Name
- Contact (Name, Email Address)
- Website link to the submission/software (if applicable)
- Website link to a project video (if applicable)
- Notes to the Committee (of license, eligibility, etc).
STEP 2. Email the Submission Document
Email the submission document to iCampusPrize -at- mit -dot- edu. The submission document should not exceed three (3) pages and should be on U.S. Letter sized paper, with 1” margins all around, and use Arial, Times New Roman or equivalent font of at least 10 point size. The submission document should use a PDF file format.
- Project Name: What is the title of the project/submission.
- Contact: Who is the contact for the submission.
- Need: Describe the need for the project.
- Description: Please describe the project. How do you plan to meet (or have you met) the identified need?
- Impact: What do anticipate will be, or have you demonstrated to be, the impact of your submission?
- Scale Up: Please describe the work that needs to be completed to finish the working prototype if your submission is selected to continue for the final round.
- Team: Please include a brief biography of each of the project members and their contribution(s) to the project.
- License: What is the license for the submission?
- Functional Implementation: Your submission must include a fully functional implementation. Provide a website link to the submission/software (if applicable), or describe how we can interact with the submission.
- Video link (see below).
- Software requirements and dependencies (if applicable).
STEP 3. Create an optional Video/Screencast
(Optional for both First and Final Round submissions) Your submission might be enhanced with a short (2 minute) video or screencast describing the need and the intent of your submission. The video can help the judges better understand your submission. If you choose to submit a video, please adhere to the following guidelines: video dimensions should allow for a high resolution image (for example 720p or 1080p/i) and be encoded using h.264/x.264 in a QuickTime (.mov/.mp4) or Flash (.flv) container or in a Windows Media (.wmv) format.
STEP 4. Prepare a Poster
Designing the Poster
Design the poster for 24″ x 36″ (in either a portrait or landscape format). It is best is if you design the poster using these dimensions, instead of trying to scale up from a smaller size.
Using PowerPoint, go into page setup and set the dimensions to 24″ x 36″.
Printing the Poster
We’ve arranged with MIT CopyTech to print the posters on glossy photo paper and mount them on foam core for you (we’re paying for the cost of the printing). You are welcome to keep the poster after the poster session (though we may ask to reprint a copy so we can display your work in our offices).
Submit your poster using CopyTech Express W20 location via the online form by Monday, April 28 at 12 noon. (It may be possible to submit your poster later, but we’ve worked out a guarantee that they’ll have the poster printed and delivered to the venue if you submit your poster by this time.)
You’ll have to login and create an account with CopyTech. Then fill out the following information on your submission, this helps to make sure it arrives on time and we pay for it! Make sure to select Student Center – Large Format Posters. And, make sure you put “iCampus Student Prize Poster, Hold for Pickup by Brandon Muramatsu at W20 on May 2.” in the notes field. And also, make sure you select “Mount” on the “Other” Tab.
- The individuals or groups submitting the project for the competition must include a currently registered MIT undergraduate or graduate student. A MIT student must have played a substantial role in the development of the project, and a MIT student should be listed as the main contact for the submission.
- Submissions to the competition must be available under an appropriate open license that enables the results to be broadly disseminated, without restriction, in the tradition of open academic research. The license must be a recognized open source license that enables MIT to use and build upon the submission as submitted to the competition royalty-free. This requirement is not designed to preclude the winner(s) from continuing development on the project or even commercializing it. (See http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.html for a listing of licenses.)
- By submitting to the competition, you acknowledge that the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology will post a copy of your submission under a Creative Commons Attribution license to the competition website.
- The Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, on behalf of MIT, must be able to configure a server to run any software or web application submissions. Any software submission should use generally available Web, database and/or software to facilitate support and maintenance of the submission.