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Innovate Award Clarification


Richard VanGilder (Event Partner)
15-Feb-2024

The Guide to Judging states: This design element, strategy, or other attribute is unique or uncommon among Innovate Award candidates at the event.

The Guide to Judging: Awards in the REC Library Knowledge Base, https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/4912455338391-Guide-to-Judging-Awards#innovate-award-aMwxd: This design element, strategy, or other attribute is unique or uncommon among teams at the event.

Scenario: In the event there is only one team who submits for the Innovate Award, but the innovation is not unique which from the above applies? If we follow the Guide to Judging we would have to give the award to the one team who submits, that is inconsistent from the knowledge base.

Answered by Competition Judging Committee
20-Feb-2024

The verbiage found in the Guide to Judging and this Q&A always takes precedence over all other sources.

Thank you for alerting us to this discrepancy - it has since been corrected.

In this instance, "This design element, strategy, or other attribute is unique or uncommon among Innovate Award candidates at the event." is the correct guidance.