General Rules

About the Online Challenge

Summer Challenge Event will be an online activity organized by IF.G. Participating students from different countries will pitch online using ZOOM. The official language is English.

Eligibility and Student Registration

Summer Challenge events are invitation-based events with limited seats. Students from age 9-14 are eligible to register with their local IF.G members via their program. For details, please contact your local IF.G member. This registration is open to either individual participants or teams.

  • Teams should consist no more than 3 students.
  • All the members in a team need to fully contribute to their project.
  • A team needs to upload only one presentation slide set for their project.
  • All team members are required to join the online event, preferably from the same location.

Each student can join the event with only one identity: either as an individual, or a member of a team. No students can join both as an individual and in a team.

Teams will participate in the same judging processes as individuals, Rules for teams will mirror those of the individuals. Students will be judged in IF.G online judging circles.

Judging Process

Before the event, all students will upload their project materials. This will include a short description of the project and a 6-page (maximum) presentation slide set. Judges in the same judging circle will review these materials before the event.

During the event, the whole process will be 1.5 hours long for students, including warm-up activities, online judging circle, and a slot for student discussion. All registered students will take part in the online judging circles — including peer review using Zoom video conference.

Each student will pitch to the other students and judges. Both judges and students may ask questions to students who are pitching. Each student or team will have three minutes to pitch their solution, and five minutes to answer questions, from both peers and judges.

After all the projects are presented, judges will join a separate alignment session, to evaluate the performance of each student or team, according to the judging criteria.

Usually there are 6-8 students/teams, 3 judges, 2 moderators, and limited visitors in a single online judging circle.

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