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Innovate Award Question

Christopher Righter

Can a team submit more than 1 idea for the Innovate Award at a tournament? For example, an innovative scoring mechanism and an innovative use of sensors in their program?

Thank you

Answered by Competition Judging Committee

Only one feature or attribute should be submitted for the Innovate Award. Teams that attempt to stack multiple features or attributes into a single submission should have their submissions removed from consideration.

The reasoning behind only allowing a singular feature or attribute is that by limiting the submission, teams will need to carefully consider what they are submitting. Judges will also only need to consider the merits of one feature or attribute per team, making the process more efficient.

Additionally, as the season progresses, it is anticipated that a team's choice in what to submit will change as their design (and the designs of other teams) evolves.