Contest I: DESIGN

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During the DESIGN Contest, contestant teams will submit their designs of prototype systems that could be used for hurricane monitoring.


Contestant teams may submit more than one design, so long as it is materially different from other submissions submitted by the contestant team. Designs from the same team that are not materially different, at the prize team’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.


The winners of the DESIGN Contest will be invited to the next contest of the DEVELOP Competition, the BUILD Contest, where they will build functioning prototypes and test their systems in a controlled environment such as a wave tank. Winners of the BUILD Contest will be invited to participate in the SPLASH Contest (and the culmination of the first DEVELOP Competition), where they will test their designs at-sea.

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