Official Rules

Dates

Start Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 11:00AM EST

End Date:  Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:59PM EST

Winner Announced: on YouTube: Sunday, November 8th 1PM EST

Eligibility

  • Teams of 1-5 (minimum age of 13)
  • Anyone from around the world can enter

Submission Requirements

All files must be submitted as a link by Sunday November 1st, 11:59 PM EST

  1. Link to Demo video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo). Your video should be around 5 minutes long and include a demo of your working application. 
  2. Repository access to your working application for judging and testing. Include a link to your repo hosting the code and all deployment files and testing instructions needed for testing your project in a README.md file. (Repositories may be public or private — if your repository is private, share access with testing@devpost.com AND minorityprogrammers@gmail.com.
  3. Submission form on Devpost before the deadline, Aug 2nd at 11:59PM EDT.

Submission Rights & Display

  • Right to winners’ names to promote the competition
  • Right to display submission on Minority Programmers website and social media

 

Prizes & Winner Selection

  • Our team of judges will select the winners based on the rubric provided above
  • The prize scaling will be decided when all the funding has been finalized

Considerations to Make In Software Submissions

Below are some things to cover with software submission requirements:

Functioning App

A clickable prototype at the least is required for this competion. However submissions of designs only will be considered and potentially developed in the future to full scale applications, but will not win the competition.

What to enter

All files must be submitted as a link by Sunday November 1st, 11:59 PM EST

  1. Link to Demo video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo). Your video should be around 5 minutes long and include a demo of your working application. Feel free to make your video longer with background + pitch.
  2. Repository access to your working application for judging and testing. Include a link to your repo hosting the code and all deployment files and testing instructions needed for testing your project in a README.md file. (Repositories may be public or private — if your repository is private, share access with testing@devpost.com AND minorityprogrammers@gmail.com.
  3. Submission form on Devpost before the deadline, Sunday, November 1st at 11:59PM EDT.
Video

A video is required. Devpost platform accepts links to YouTube, Vimeo or Youku for videos. Although we require 5 minute video for brevity teams can submit longer length videos. Video must show demo of the product. Suggestions for parts in a longer video, entire pitch deck, team, future hopes. 

File Upload

Link to github repo and submit whole project in a .zip file on DevPost

Other

The platform requires contestants to enter an entry name and description. Include any specific instructions for these and any custom fields we’ve created for you in your rules.

Platform

Application can run any any platform, however portability is a rubric criterion and a video demo must be uploaded.

Resources

Is the app required to use an API, SDK, or data set?

Topic / Categories

Are there any category requirements, content, or specific functionality the app must include?

New vs. Existing

Apps must be new for the competition unless HEAVILY modified for this competition

 

Multiple Apps

Contestants can only submit one application with their group.