HOW TO SUBMIT?

 

All the submissions of the projects are done through a hackathon platform called Devpost. You have to submit your project there in order to be eligible for winning the prizes. You can edit your submission freely as many times you wants after the first time you have submitted the project.

In addition to your Devpost submission, REMEMBER TO HAVE SOMETHING PREPARED VISUALLY (e.g. presentation slides, infographics, video, graph, picture etc.) to support your pitching to judges during the demo expo. It is also good to have something prepared for the on-stage presentation of your project, if you are selected as a top three team on your track.

Then During the demo expo (2pm-4pm) the judges will go around all the projects based on the info submitted on Devpost. Therefore, you MUST stay at your table during the demo expo so you will not miss any of the judges. Prepare to showcase your project to the judges in 5-8 minutes. Based on these demo expo pitches the judges will decide three best teams from each track (Robotics, Logistics & Storage and Sustainable Development Goals). The winner of the Bluemix challenge is selected completely based on the demo expo. The three best teams from each track will present on stage starting at 4.30pm and the track winners are selected based on these pitches. The on-stage presentation will include 3 minutes of pitching your project + 2 minutes for questions. You should already prepare for the on-stage presentation DURING THE DEMO EXPO in case you are chosen to be a top three team on your track.

Here are the detailed instructions for submission:

STEP 1

a. One team member creates a Devpost Account

  • You can use Email, Github, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.)
  • The other team members will be linked to the submission later through their emails

b. Go to https://junctiontokyo17.devpost.com

c. Click Register for this Hackathon

(OPTIONAL) Submit some survey data

STEP 2

a. Click Enter Submission

NOTE: You can freely edit all parts of your submission after you have submitted the first time.

b. Click Add New Project

c. Give your project a name (OPTIONAL: Import straight form Github)

d. Fill in “elevator pitch”

e. Fill in what languages, APIs, hardware, libraries, hosting services, frameworks that you have used

f. Answer these questions:

##Inspiration

## What it does

## How I built it

## Challenges I ran into

## Accomplishments that I’m proud of

## What I learned

## What’s next for “YOUR PROJECT”

g. Fill in a link to a demo site, app store listing or github link.

h. Submit a picture

OPTIONAL: Submit a demo video.

STEP 3

OPTIONAL: Upload file Max 35MB

a. IMPORTANT: Choose the tracks & challenges you are participating in. You can combine them together (For Example, Robotics + Bluemix challenges)

b. Mark your table number

  • This will be the table you will be demoing from. It helps the judges find you.
  • The number is located on the edge of your table in the form of $LETTER$NUMBER )

STEP 4: JUDGING – 2-4pm

During the demo expo the judges will go around all the projects. Therefore, you MUST stay at your table during the demo expo so you will not miss any of the judges. Prepare to showcase your project to the judges in 5-8 minutes. Based on these demo expo pitches the judges will decide three best teams from each track (Robotics, Logistics & Storage and Sustainable Development Goals). The three best teams from each track will present on stage starting at 4.30pm and the winners are selected based on these pitches. The on-stage presentation will include 3 minutes of pitching your project + 2 minutes for questions.

During the demo expo judges will come to your table and ask for a demo. They will also ask you questions so be prepared!

Judges are of various backgrounds and expertise levels, and they might not have in-depth knowledge of your particular problem domain, so make your demo as understandable as possible. The more you can show and let the judge test your project hands-on, the better. Prepare it so that a 5-year-old would be able to understand what your project is about. This is a good time to also think how you are going to present on-stage if you are selected to be a top-three team from your track.

Judges will evaluate your project based on their own criteria, which is visible next to the challenge description at tokyo.hackjunction.com/tracks/.

Results of the judging will be available by 4pm, so please make sure that you stay at your demo expo table until that.

In your first Devpost submission, make sure to give your table number (on the corner of your table), so that judges are able to find you. If you are unsure of your table number, contact a member of the crew as soon as possible.