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SIOY EVENTS AND DEADLINES

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Fast Pitch Submission Deadline

11:59 PM
Friday, January 28
Prepare for showcase by practicing and getting feedback on pitching your SIOY project- Mandatory for teams with funding that did not attend Speed Mentoring
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SIOY Public Showcase

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 16
Important Venue Change This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Finals competition. The public is invited to listen to refined 4-minute pitches from teams before they present to judges. Attendees could win one of five JBL Charge-4 Speakers!
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SIOY Private Showcase

6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 16
Important Venue Change This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Finals competition. Use your refined 4-minute pitch to highlight what makes your product innovative, the engineering work involved, and its impact to judges. Five Showcase Honorable Mentions will win $500 each. Teams who don't advance to the Finals are eligible to compete in SIOY a subsequent year. 
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SIOY Finalist Mentoring

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday, February 18
Mandatory - Prior to the final event, each finalist team will be coached by a private mentor in the development of their short presentation. This presentation coaching will focus on including all aspects of the judging rubric while being engaging and entertaining.
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SIOY Finalist Rehearsal

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 01
Mandatory- Finalists only.
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SIOY Final Competition

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 02
The seven finalist teams will give their presentation to judges in front of a large crowd.  Each finalist team will receive $4,000 just for competing in the final event. Finals competition winners will receive additional cash awards of 1st place- $8,000, 2nd place - $6,000, 3rd place - $4,000, and Crowd Favorite - $2,000.  
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