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.
Most teams face challenges such as dealing with sanitary restrictions, political unrest, climate emergencies, family issues, and more. Not every submission is going to be perfect and that’s ok! 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. Judges will still be able to provide valuable feedback on how to improve and continue working on your project for the next season.
Submission Rules for Girls
To submit your mobile application or AI project please remember:
- 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 mobile apps or a screenshot or spreadsheet of your dataset training for AI projects.
- Mobile app submissions may include additional components such as hardware, wearable devices, or VR technology. However, your team's submission must contain a mobile app prototype.
- If you resubmit the same project idea from previous years, we highly encourage you to include improvements you made to your project across seasons in your learning journey.
All submissions are the property of the submitting team, the students have full ownership over their AI prototype, source code, business plan, technical and pitch videos.
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.
Eligibility: If you'd like to register, learn more about the eligibility criteria.
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. You can review the judging rubric for your division to see what judges will pay special attention to.