How are the finalists determined?

There are 2 rounds in the BIG Idea competition.  Round 1 determines the finalists and Round 2 determines the winners.  In Round 1, each entry is rated by 3 different judges and those scores will be averaged to determine the final Round 1 score. The top scoring qualified ideas will be finalists who advance to the final competition.  There will be 8 finalists for both the virtual and in person competitions.   The Round 1 judging rubric can be found on the Rules page.

Finalists will be notified mid-November and will be provided with final event details.