Judging is a highly subjective process, but Fishackathon.co encourges each host city’s panel of judges to use the criteria below as a framework for their discussion. They’re mindful that their selection represents their city’s best at the global judging. Eligible submissions will be judged in three phases. The first two phases will be assessed by the following criteria:
- The solution is not unique or innovative.
- The solution provides a better/faster/clearer way to solve the problem.
- The new project solves a problem that has been overlooked/ignored in the past, or solves a problem with a new angle/ on a bigger scale / on a higher level.
- The solution addresses the problem at a deeper level, making existing solutions/efforts unnecessary through disruption.
- Problem is not relevant to sustainable fisheries.
- Solutions addresses a relevant problem for sustainable fisheries, but it is difficult to implement or scale and the team does not have a clear plan to move the project forward.
- Solution addresses a relevant problem for sustainable fisheries, and it is hard to implement or scale, but the team has a clear plan to move the project forward.
- Solution has a predictably sustainable lifecycle and can easily be scaled.
- Not usable.
- Usable but it is not intuitive without clear instructions.
- Usable and clear without instructions.
- Both intuitive and visually appealing.
Phase 1:A panel, selected by and for the host city, of (minimum of 3) judges will use the criteria above to select a finalist for consideration of the global Fishackathon prizes.
All submissions eligible for judging must be posted in ChallengePost by the end
time set by each host city for consideration.
- Only teams that are physically present at their selected host city during the Fishackathon are eligible for local prizes.
- Virtual teams are not eligible for local prizes.
- Only one submission representing one solution should be made to the ChallengePost;
- Submissions containing the new apps must be submitted electronically via Github;
- Each submission where the entrant(s) are physically present will be asked to do a 3 minute presentation of their solution, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A by the panel of and 2 minutes of Q&A by others present at the Fishackathon.
- Each submission where the entrant(s) are virtually present will be based solely on their 3 minute presentation.
Local prizes will be awarded by each host city according to the parameters the host city has set prior to the start of their event.
Phase 2: A panel of judges will select a winner, from the set of finalists selected by each of the host cities using the criteria above, of the Grand Prize trip for 2 to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 2225th, 2016.
Phase 3:Each finalist selected by the host city will be eligible for the “People’s Choice” Award, of a trip for 2 to the Ocean Conference in Santiago, Chile on October 5th9th, 2015. Voting will open on 1200 UTC June 8, 2015 to 1201 UTC July 6, 2015. The winner for the Phase 3 judging will be announced on July 10th, 2015.