**Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to our rules re-submitting app ideas; please click here for more information.**
All teams must submit the required materials to participate in the competition and receive judge feedback. Mentors act as a support and leader for the teams.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we encourage students and teams to submit what materials they have, even if they feel that those materials are not perfect. For example, it is okay for your pitch video to not be fully edited. (Not sure how to make your video at home? Check out this article!)
Please do the best that you can with the materials and resources that you have on hand. Judges will still be able to provide valuable feedback on how to improve and continue working on your app for the next season.
You can always continue learning and submit more refined materials (and the same app idea) next season.
Submission Rules for Girls
To submit your mobile application please remember:
- You cannot re-submit the same app idea from previous years.*
- Any submission items you want judges to review must be in English or have English subtitles. However, apps can have text in other languages. For example, buttons, logos, and labels can have words in languages other than English.
- Your team may use publicly released libraries, example code, and tools, but your team must also develop original code. Remember, every submission must include a source code file for the app.
- You can submit technologies, in addition to your app prototype, such as hardware, wearable devices, AI, or VR technology. However, your team's submission must contain a mobile app prototype.
*However, due to COVID-19, participants in the 2019-2020 Technovation Girls Season will be allowed to submit the same idea in the 2020-2021 season.
If you know of girls who no longer have internet access but you are in contact with them via Whatsapp, Slack, Text, or other means, please share this with them. No one’s effort will go to waste! Team can use this opportunity to refine their invention even further.
All submissions are the property of the submitting team, the students have full ownership over their source code, business plan, and pitch video.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is knowingly reproducing/copying other people's exact ideas, code, apps, and business plans and submitting them as your work. All submissions suspected of plagiarism will undergo a review process by the Technovation staff. If you are caught plagiarizing another team’s work, you will be disqualified. It is acceptable to use code from open-source databases and libraries. Always cite references (give credit) for research, facts/statistics in your work. If you aren’t sure, ask the owner for permission. For more information, see the “copyrights and wrongs” section on our Internet Safety training.
Submission Rules for Mentors
While supporting your team please remember:
- Mentors cannot write/produce any part of the submission for the students. This includes writing the code or the business plan or producing the video
- Mentors cannot take credit for students’ work, use students’ work to your personal or professional advantage or copy/reproduce ideas without the explicit permission of all team members.
- You cannot receive any part of the students’ prize money if your team wins. It is intended for the girls only.
Eligibility: If you'd like to register as a mentor, learn more here. Please note, mentors register as online judges but are not allowed to judge submissions from their region.
How Your Submissions are Judged
Judges review your submission and provide feedback to help you continue learning. Teams are not able to appeal judge decisions as all scores are final.