1st Place, $20,000
Decided by expert judges during the final round, the first-place winner or winning team will receive $20,000, a free U.S. patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing valued at approximately $20,000, and automatic acceptance into the Summer 2018 cohort of Flashpoint, a Georgia Tech business creation and innovation program.
2nd Place, $10,000
In addition to $10,000, the second-place winner or winning team will also receive a free U.S. patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing, valued at approximately $20,000.
People's Choice Award, $5,000
The People's Choice Award is given to the fans' favorite invention, as determined by online and text voting during the televised final round. The winner will be announced live onstage once polling has closed.