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 is proportional to the number of submissions from each region, to ensure regional diversity; however, not every country will be represented each year.
Historically, approximately 10% of all submissions move to the semifinal round each year.
The 5 top-scoring submissions from semifinals in the Senior, Junior, and Beginner Divisions will be invited to pitch at the World Summit (so a total of 15 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, Junior, Beginner Division Winners for each of these 5 regions: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and Latin America.
You can find more detailed information on our 2022 Award Structure here.