Submission for the Fall 2023 CIC
You can submit your project entry at the Project Submission Page.
The deadline for the Fall 2023 CIC submission is November 12 (by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).
#1. Project Name
The working name of your product or service or perhaps your brand. Best if it conveys or infers what the project is about.
#2. Project Description
A short description of what the project is about, what kind of problem you are trying to solve, who the potential users are, what solution does it provide. Give some thought on how you would say this to a person you just met in one minute.
#3. Team / Project Logo
This is the first visual impression of your project and can convey a message about the brand and market of your product or service.
Note: Please make your logo available in a downloadable format with a high-resolution.
#4. Demonstration Video
This should clearly demonstrate how you envision users interacting with your product or service. Videos should be more about telling the story rather than just a rundown of the technology that you implemented. This is where you are able to demonstrate your work in action and show off the different types of users and the value they get from using your solution.
Be sure to allot plenty of time and thought in the creation of your video. Guidelines for the video are listed below and you can take a look at some of the previous winner's project videos here as well.
- Video length - 3-5 minutes
- Video should demonstrate your project including features, the problem solved and why the project is relevant in today's world.
- Note: Please make your video available in your downloadable format using OneDrive or Sharepoint or provide a permanent link to Youtube or Vimeo.
#5. Presentation (optional - supplemental materials to support your video and/or website)
Slides to help the judges further understand the problem, your solution, your users, and the value you are providing. Mockups, storyboards, screenshots, market research, a business model canvas, user survey and testing results, and technology/architectural details might be things to consider.
Note: Be thoughtful about the amount of content you share and the amount of time required to comprehend and review by the judges.
#6. Project Website (optional but recommended)
Although making a project website, showcasing the project idea and description is optional, it is highly recommended. It could be a single page which includes any relevant information to help the judges further understand the problem, your solution, your users, and the value you are providing. Mockups, storyboards, screenshots, market research, a business model canvas, user survey and testing results, and technology/architectural details might be things to consider. You can also include contact information here for those interested in your ideas. If you have links to your solution (apps, clickable prototypes, etc), this would be a great place to include them.