Every team that enters receives certificates of participation for each team member and judges' comments on their entry.
30 semifinalist teams receive a competition T-shirt and a certificate of participation for every team member along with judges' comments.
Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive a place at the National Championship Event and compete for cash prizes, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea. These eight teams will also participate in the Christopher Columbus Academy.
Two Gold Medal Winning Teams will receive a $2,000 scholarship per team member and a medal for each team member.
One team will win the Columbus Foundation Community Grant to help bring the students' idea to life in their community!