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Not giving an Excellence award


Charles Sabatier (Event Partner)
8-Feb-2024

Just clarifying, If a team meets all of the performance criteria and turns in a Notebook but the notebook is not in the top notebook rankings, then an Excellence award should not be awarded.

Answered by Competition Judging Committee
13-Feb-2024

Correct.

The Design Award is the foundational award for Excellence, as as such the first criteria for the Excellence Award is: "Be at or near the top of all Engineering Notebook Rubric rankings with a Fully Developed Notebook. "

Note the following guidance in the section entitled "Engineering Notebook Judging Process (page 26 of the Guide to Judging)

"Roughly the top 30% of Fully Developed notebooks will be in consideration for the Design, Excellence and Innovate awards. They may be initially ranked according to their rubric scores, then be re-ranked according to further qualitative evaluation by Judges."