That Time Of Year Again, The 2020 Hackaday Prize Launches

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Hackaday Prize Still Going Strong In It’s Seventh Year

As of today the 2020 Hackaday prize has launched and ready to take submissions and the top one hundred entries chosen by August 31st, 2020 will go on to compete for one of four prizes.  The other dates you need to keep in mind are that the Dream Team applications close 6/2/20 and the selections will be announced on 6/5/20.  As for the community, you have until 7/6/2020 to vote on which projects you think should be accepted for one of the four prizes.

The Dream Teams are a new addition this year, they consist of four non-profit organizations each of which have a project they are working on and you get to vote to chose twelve engineers who will be given the chance to work full time with one of these projects for two months.  They consist of Conservation X Labs’ who design systems for reducing the amount of lost or abandoned crap in our oceans, Field Ready who are working on a system tot evaluates effectiveness of solutions and help ensure quality control, United Cerebral Palsy LA who are designing a universal remote for those with physical challenges and finally CalEarth who are working to lower the construction costs associated with SuperAbode homes, built out of earth bags, to make them more effective all across the planet.

The prizes this year include the Best All Around Solution which will net the winnder $50,000 and a Supplyframe DesignLab Residency.  There are four Best Nonprofit Solution awards of $10,000, four Honourable Mentions of $3,000 each and finally the Best Wildcard who will get $5,000.  Check out more on the official page.

The 2020 Hackaday Prize begins right now. Our global engineering challenge seeks solutions to real-world problems. If you like to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, four non-profits can use your help. We need hackers, designers, and engineers throughout the world to work on designs for conservation, disaster relief, renewable resources, and assistive devices.

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