Feel the Future: Judging Criteria

Judging criteria

Your project will be judged according to the rubric below.

Project Documentation (30 points)

Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or a video demonstration of your solution working as intended. Ask yourself: “If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?”

Product Demonstration Video (30 points)

Make a video that explains your project and demonstrates it in action.

Write a blog post (30 points)

Publish a blog post about your project and how awesome it is!

Complete BOM (10 points)

Detail the hardware, software and/or tools used.

Code & Contribution (20 points)

Include working code with helpful comments.

Creativity/Cool Factor (30 points)

Your idea doesn’t have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea) How much does your idea dazzle and blow minds?

Impact (20 points) 

Even if you have a niche problem but a great solution you will have great impact. Or does your entry help many people in a little way. Impact can be great in both situations but being useful to a large number of people in a large way would be the ultimate goal.

Execution (25 points) 

Completed projects will be ranked above incomplete projects. What would be required to take your project from entry to real product. We want projects to lead to having a real impact–not just a hypothetical one.

Extension: (20 points) 

Include a road map of where your project will head next. What needs to happen to turn your project form contest entry into a product?

Real-World Testing and User Data (20 points)

Are you able to actually test your project with real users and collect compelling data?

The Audience Favourite prize will be selected by counting the public votes via a a twitter poll. All eligible entries will be publicly available on the neosensory blog which will also link to the poll. 

Grand Prize: the 5 highest ranking projects will present there entries in a live webinar to our panel of judges with 5 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for judges questions.