Entries will be judged by a panel of professors from Ivy League and other prestigious institutions. Judges will be assigned to entries which match their area of interest as closely as possible. Each entry is given a score from 1-9 in four categories (significance, innovation, feasibility, and approach) by at least two judges. The scores are added to assign each entry an overall score. Significance measures the impact of the study, innovation measures how unique the study is from existing studies, feasibility measures how likely the study is to succeed, and approach measures whether or not the study uses the best possible scientific methodology. Each team will be put into contact with and receive personalized feedback from their judge.
FIRST PLACE: $500
SECOND PLACE: $250
THIRD PLACE: $100
Each participant will also receive a LEUCHTTURM1917 journal, gel pens, and a certificate of participation.