How are the overall BIG Idea Competition winners determined?

There are 2 rounds in the BIG Idea competition. Round 1 will be worth 500 points. Each entry is rated by 3 different judges and those scores will be averaged to determine the final Round 1 score. The eight top scoring ideas will be finalists who advance to the final competition.

Round 2 is judged separately from Round 1 and is worth 1000 points. In the final round, one panel of judges will evaluate all eight finalists’ presentations to determine their score. Rubrics for the preliminary and final judging can be found at the Rules page on the website.