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WhO MAY ENTER the DHL Solar Grand Challenge (SGC) ?

The competition is open to teams of secondary/high school students in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Bermuda.Each team needs to consist of  a minimum of three but no more than five students.

WhAT ARE THE DATES OF THE SGC?

The The SGC is from April 1st – July 23, 2016. The teams who make it to the finals will be sponsored by DHL to participate in a 6-day all expense paid STEM program called Hack<IT>, STEMBoard’s premier STEM summer academy. It will take place  July 18, 2016 through July 23, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas.
  • April 15th:  Complete online team registration form
  • May 3: Participate in the webinar that will provide an overview of the SGC and an opportunity to ask questions
  • May 8: Submit Executive Project Summary with build of materials, budget, schedule and schematic.

WhAT IS THE GRAND PRIZE?

Students from the winning team will receive up to $10,000 in prize money.

HOW DO YOU SUBMIT ENTRIES TO THE COMPETITION?

  1. Read the challenge eligibility  and submission requirements.
  2. Fill out the permission slip.
  3. Accept the terms of the competition.
  4. Attend required SGC training webinar date on May 3. At least one member of your team must participate in the webinar.
  5. Submission requirements: Due by May 8, 2016  
    i.   Team Name
    ii.  Team members name, emails, telephone numbers. Must indicate the team lead.                  
    iii. Executive Project Summary (see rubric) including a list of the materials, budget and schedule needed to build your prototype. The solution must be portable and cost less than $50,000 USD to build. The summary should not exceed 3 pages maximum (excluding charts and reference material).       
    iv.   Submit drawing of your prototype converted into into a pdf.   v.    Entries must be original and may not have been previously published or released in any form. Entries must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
  6. The teams chosen to participate in Hack<IT> 2016  in Nassau, Bahamas will be notified by May 20, 2016  and assigned a mentor.  The mentor will work to help the teams refine their projects in preparation for the Hack<IT> STEM summer academy.

WHAT ARE THE TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS?

Teams selected to travel to Nassau, Bahamas from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda must ensure that they have parental approval and the proper travel documents. Each team will be accompanied by a chaperone.

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