Discovering solutions to improve public safety and reduce drownings in canals throughout the United States.
The Canal Safety Challenge is a public competition focused on discovering solutions to improve public safety and reduce drownings in canals throughout the United States and make egress from the canals easier or allow for safer rescue and recovery efforts.
Get involved and learn more about the key steps to participating in the Canal Safety Challenge.
You must first register no later than Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain. Registration is a simple two-step process. First, create a username and password, and then check your inbox to confirm your registration. Next, complete the online registration form. Once you are registered, submissions are due no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.
The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
There will be two rounds of scoring assessment. During the Evaluation Panel review, each valid submission will receive scores and comments from a highly qualified panel of expert reviewers who will use a scoring rubric to assess their assigned submissions. All scores are normalized to ensure a fairness for everyone. Informed by the Evaluation Panel ranking of results, up to three top-scoring submissions will be named as Finalists. Finalists will attend a demonstration event where the Demonstration Event Panel will provide a recommendation on the Winner of the $100,000 award. Determination of the Winner rests with solely with the Competition Sponsor, Common Pool.
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Awards:- Finalists will receive an award of $50,000 each to build a functioning prototype according to their submitted proposals. The Winner will receive a $100,000 award.