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    Giving Tuesday Community Project Idea Generation Challenge

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    Challenge Summary

    Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back. Though it takes place on December 2, 2014, we are planning our own Giving Tuesday event at the 2014 Topcoder Open on November 18, 2014. 

    Because we're planning an event for the community to take part in, we'd like to ask the community to help us plan the activity with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) theme and run it. 

    A huge part of this contest will be the prize and the responsibility of the winner. First place winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Topcoder Open in San Francisco from November 16 - 19, 2014 worth over $3,000. 

    To be eligible to win this prize and trip, you must also be willing and able to travel to the TCO14 on said dates to enjoy the event and assist in running the activity. Prize is NOT convertible to cash neither transferrable.

     

    Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

    Full Description & Project Guide

    At the 2014 Topcoder Open, we are planning a Giving Tuesday event for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. To learn more about Giving Tuesday, go here. The goal is to provide a STEM-themed activity where the topcoder community and attendees at the TCO can give back. 

    Requirements

    In this challenge, we are asking you to help us decide what this STEM-themed activity at the TCO will be. We are looking for a hands on activity the entire audience can take part in as a group or individually throughout the day. 

    For example, at DreamForce last year, one morning they had a huge tent set up with tables of books, stuffed animals, blankets, and bags. Attendees were encouraged to stuff a bag with the items that would be donated for Project Night Night

    Here are some important notes about this activity to keep in mind: 

    Feasibility. How feasible is this activity for potentially up to 500 people? Is it feasible in the timing we have planned for this; one day. 

    Cost. Assume there is no cost associated with this project. The attendees would use their skills to donate something for this activity. Whether it be coding, designing, etc. 

    Organize. Organize your idea in the following way:
    - Idea name. 
    - Brief summary of idea.
    - Detailed description of idea.
    - Timeline for idea. 
    - Resources (people, equipment, etc) needed.

    A huge part of this contest will be the prize and the responsibility of the winner. First place winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Topcoder Open in San Francisco from November 16 - 19, 2014 worth over $3,000. 

    To be eligible to win this prize and trip, you must also be willing and able to travel to the TCO14 on said dates to enjoy the event and assist in running the activity. Prize is NOT convertible to cash neither transferrable.

    Judging criteria:

    All submissions will be read and scored internally by the topcoder team. Up to 5 of the best activities will be shared with the community for a vote. The top voted idea from the community will win. 

    Submission & Source Files

    Preview Image
    Create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.

    Submission File
    All requested contest requirements as PDF files or in the format stated in the requirements above.

    Source Files
    All fully editable original source files of the submitted idea as required by the contest under "Source Files" in the side bar. 

    Final Fixes

    As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to complete one round of minor changes to ensure your submission meets the stated requirements of this contest. 

    Stock Photography

    Stock photography is not allowed in this challenge. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you. See this page for more details.

    How To Submit

    • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here.
    • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
    • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
    • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

    Winner Selection

    Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.

    Reliability Rating and Bonus

    For challenges that have a reliability bonus, the bonus depends on the reliability rating at the moment of registration for that project. A participant with no previous projects is considered to have no reliability rating, and therefore gets no bonus. Reliability bonus does not apply to Digital Run winnings. Since reliability rating is based on the past 15 projects, it can only have 15 discrete values.
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    CHALLENGE LINKS:

    Screening Scorecard

    SUBMISSION FORMAT:

    Your Design Files:

    1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
    2. Place your submission files into a "Submission.zip" file.
    3. Place all of your source files into a "Source.zip" file.
    4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
    5. Create a JPG preview file.
    6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

    Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

    Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

    All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy here.

    Screening:

    All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to pass screening here.

    Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.

    SOURCE FILES:

    • PDF file
    • DOC

    You must include all source files with your submission.

    SUBMISSION LIMIT:

    Unlimited