Teams that advance to the semifinals represent every region (continent) of the world. We do our best to make sure that the number of semifinalists are proportional to the number of submissions from each region, to ensure regional diversity; however, not every country will be represented each year.
Historically, about 10% of all submissions move to semifinals each year.
The 6 top-scoring submissions from semifinals in the Senior and Junior Divisions will be invited to pitch at the World Summit (so a total of 12 teams), as our Finalist Teams.
After Finalist teams are chosen, Regional Winners are selected from the remaining pool of Semifinalists. There will be a Senior and Junior Division Winners for each of these 5 regions: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.
You can find more detailed information on our 2021 Award Structure here.