A winner and two runner-ups will be announced in each category. The winning teams will be awarded $1000 and the runner-ups will be awarded $400 in each category.
Additionally, a a single award of $700 for the most innovative submittal will be awarded to one project.
Teams who are asked to present at the competition will be recognized. Additional honorable mention awards will be awarded at the judges' discretion.
Additionally, for the presentation at the conference each finalist team will be reimbursed for a portion of travel expenses to the conference, conference registration, meals and hotel accommodations for the presenting team members and their faculty advisors. The amount of travel expenses is anticipated to be $800 per team. Team members and faculty advisors will be responsible for registering for the conference. It should not be expected that full reimbursements for registration and expenses will be provided for an entire team. To qualify as a winner or runner-up, the team must be represented in person at the finalist presentations.