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Challenge Overview

The TCS' Ignite Innovation Student Challenge is now closed! Winners will be announced in April. Stay tuned for details about the 2019 TCS' Ignite Innovation Student Challenge.

Challenge Brief
Groups of 1-4 students in grades 6-8 and at least 10 years old will identify a problem to solve utilizing a digital solution in the form of a mobile app, websites, robots, wearable tech, smart home device, etc. The digital solution must answer the following question: How can we improve the world?

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Prizes

1st Place:

$10,000 scholarship, a virtual mentorship with TCS employees and the chance to work with TCS to make your idea come to life!

Top Pillar Prize:

$7,500 scholarship a virtual mentorship with TCS employees and the chance to work with TCS to make your idea come to life for top entries in Health, Our Planet and Education.

Winner's Circle:

Six $1,000 scholarships

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Timeline

  • Submission Period

    Begins: August 28, 2018
    Ends: January 17, 2019

  • Judging

    Begins: February, 2019
    Ends: March, 2019

  • Winner Announcement

    April 2019

Judging

  • Creativity 20% of score

    demonstrates a fresh approach and clear computational thinking vision to a real world problem

  • Content 40% of score

    how well the entry addresses the requirements of the Challenge

  • Persuasiveness and effective communication 20% of score

    be clear and thoughtful

  • Overall Presentation 20% of score

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