2018 Schedule

Students who wish to participate should follow these steps:

Preliminary Round


September 1 - September 24, 2018

Submit this online application form by September 24, 2018. You will need to have an endorsement form filled out by your instructor and have a video completed before you can submit the application. Please visit Video Guidelines under the Preliminary Round section for video instructions.

Notification of the results of the Preliminary Round

October 1, 2018

The Contest Committee will announce the names of the contestants whose video submissions will move to the Semifinal Round. Semifinalists must agree (by email to [email protected] by October 5, 2018) to participate in the Final Round should they be selected as finalists.  

Notification of the results of the Semifinal Round selection by a second panel of judges

October 8, 2018

The Contest Committee will notify each semifinalist as to who will move onto the Final Round. (NOTE: Contestants who are not selected to compete in the Final Round are encouraged to attend as audience.)

Deadline to send required materials

November 7, 2018

Finalists must submit his/her presentation PowerPoint and a short abstract in English (150 words) to [email protected] by November 7, 2018. Consult the final round guidelines here.

Final Round

November 11, 2018

The Final Round will be held at the Marvin Center Amphitheater (3rd floor), on the George Washington University campus.



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