If you’ve been tinkering with a tech project that could have applications in the real world, here’s your chance to show off your work: The IEEE Maker Project contest is now open to anyone 18 years or older.
Makers can submit their entry to the IEEE Transmitter website. Project categories include health and safety, education, entertainment, and transportation. A panel of judges will rate the projects based on three criteria: originality, innovation, and benefit to humanity. The deadline to submit entries is 17 October.
Finalists in each category receive an Amazon gift card worth US $50 in their local currency, and their projects will be featured on IEEE Transmitter. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and an hour-long mentoring session with an IEEE member.
Contestants are encouraged to share their projects on social media using the hashtag #IEEEMakerProject.