The Imagine Blue Awards

The Imagine Blue Awards

Are you innovating and building for the Internet of Things? Does your innovation use Bluetooth technology to bring about experiences that make our lives, work, and even play just better? If yes, the Imagine Blue Awards will highlight the work and imaginations of creators, developers, designers, and students using Bluetooth technology to push the boundaries of wireless connectivity and solve the world’s biggest challenges. Applicants to the Imagine Blue Awards may enter in one of two categories—Prototype or Student—with the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 USD to help take their inventions to market.

Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 25,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics.

Eligibility:

  • The Imagine Blue Awards is open to anyone, but entries that use the Bluetooth brand must come from Bluetooth SIG members
  • Applicants to the Imagine Blue Awards may enter in one of two categories—Prototype (companies or individuals) or Student (individuals enrolled in high school, college-level, or post-graduate school)

How to Apply:

Applicants to the Imagine Blue Awards may enter in one of two categories—Prototype or Student. The on-line entry form can be completed by the given link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWYQP99

Entry Guidelines:

  • For Prototype: For companies or individuals with a workable prototype, this category shines a light on Bluetooth innovations coming to market soon. Show us how life will be better with Bluetooth.
  1. Entries can be featured on a crowdfunding site, but must not be shipping until after the conclusion of the program (March 2017)
  2. Must submit a company logo (if applicable)
  3. Must submit an image of the prototype
  4. Must submit a 1-2-minute video featuring the entry at work and why it is better with Bluetooth
  5. Must submit presentation describing the product, what value it brings, and how the entrant plans to market and distribute the prototype
  6. Physical or working prototypes are encouraged
  • For Students: For individuals enrolled in high school, college-level, or post-graduate school who have an idea, concept or working prototype on how life is better with Bluetooth.
  1. Entrants must be currently enrolled at an educational institution or university
  2. Entrants will need a release form from a parent or guardian if under 18 years of age
  3. Entries must be in prototype or conceptual project format
  4. Must submit an image of the product
  5. Must submit a 1-2-minute video featuring the entry at work and why it is better with Bluetooth
  6. Must submit a presentation describing the product and what value it brings
  7. Must submit a headshot
  8. Must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor
  9. Physical or working prototypes are encouraged

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Prototype finalists will be invited to attend Bluetooth World with the potential to showcase their entry within the Bluetooth SIG booth. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to present their submission to the judging panel and Bluetooth World attendees during the event, and the winner will be presented with a $10,000 USD cash prize.
  • Student finalists will have a blog posted about their entry on Bluetooth.com, and the winners will receive a $5,000 USD cash prize.

Application Deadline:

All online entries must be completed by December 13, 2016. All prototype and physical entries must be in their hands by December 16, 2016.

Link for More Information:

https://www.bluetooth.com/~/media/imagine-blue/index

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