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A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition schedule

Phase One

Teams will submit two-page descriptions of their projects by the October 31 deadline. Regional experts will choose the top 20 project abstracts to continue in the competition. Those teams will each receive $1,000 to develop their projects and cover their expenses.

Phase Two

The 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two will work on their project reports for the final submission deadline of March 31. Projects will be presented and judged and winners will be announced during the Phase Two judging event on the second Saturday in April.

Phase One – open enrollment begins September 1, 12:00 a.m.
Phase One – open enrollment closes October 31, 4:00 p.m.
Top 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two Last week of November
Phase Two – $1,000 participation grants distributed Early December
Phase Two – final project submission due March 30, 4:00 p.m.

Phase Two judging event – projects presented; winners announced

April 21, 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.
Saginaw Valley State University (Gilbertson Hall Atrium/Alan W. Ott Auditorium)