IEEE's Official Spring 2020 Quarterly Projects Competition - Build software to alleviate the Coronavirus pandemic and win $1500 in prizes!

 These are the guidelines:

  1. The theme will be COVID-19. Your team must build helpful software to solve today's crisis.

  2. Register your team by filling out this form with the names of your team members: https://tinyurl.com/qp-spring20
  3. The competition will be virtual, and you will submit your project via this DevPost.
  4. The total prize pool will be $1500! We will release prize categories after registration.
  5. You may compete as an individual or in teams of 2 - 8.
  6. We will communicate through the IEEE Discord Server on the #qp-spring-2020 channel.
  7. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 11:45pm on SUNDAY, JUNE 14th.
Link to Discord: https://discord.gg/A9x8Rvk   [IMPORTANT] VIEW THE SUBMISSION CRITERIA BELOW!  

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Prizes

$1,700 in prizes

1st Place ($700)

Amazon E-gift cards

2nd Place ($500)

Amazon E-gift cards

3rd Place ($300)

Amazon E-gift cards

Digi-Key Mask Design - 1st Place

$300 prize for submitting your best design of a hardware-incorporated coronavirus mask!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Open to all college students, anywhere in the US!

Requirements

You must submit the following:

1. DevPost submission with your project repo, images & screenshots, and other details filled out.

2. Attach a pdf file of your documentation. This should be a 8 - 10 page document with the following elements:

  • Introduction
  • Purpose & Motivation
  • Step-by-step usage instructions
  • Team member roles and contributions
  • Difficulties & Challenges you faced
  • Market Evaluation (How do you see your product being used/distributed?)
  • Suggested Improvements
  • Conclusion

3. Short 2 - 5 minute video demo of your product, with explanation of how it works. You can submit this as a Youtube link, or Social Media Post.

BONUS SUBMISSION (SPONSORED BY DIGI-KEY):

To earn extra notice, we are allowing teams to submit a bonus task. The prompt is this: 

"Design your best concept of a coronavirus mask that incorporates electronic hardware along with your QP Project!"

Here are the specific submission requirements:

  1. Attach a hardware schematic, and screenshots of your COVID-19 mask design.
  2. Write a detailed paragraph explanation of how it works (part of the submission).

By submitting this bonus task, you will have the chance to win a prize category of $600!

Judges

Howard Wang
IEEE UCSD

Eric Xiao
IEEE UCSD

Siddharth Nag

Siddharth Nag
IEEE UCSD

Danny Vo
IEEE UCSD

Judging Criteria

  • Theme
    How well does your project fit the theme?
  • Marketability
    How marketable is your product?
  • Documentation
    How much effort did you spend on documentation?
  • Video Demo
    How clean is your demo? Is everything working as expected?