The team leader or the individual, whose entry is chosen as the top prize, will be invited to the IEEE Global Communications Conference 2018 (IEEE GLOBECOM 2018) and will receive $2000 (USD) and a commemorative plaque.
All remaining prizes will be presented by a local IEEE ComSoc representative (namely, the IEEE ComSoc Regional Director, or an appropriate designee such as the IEEE ComSoc Student Activities Chair, the Chapter Chair, or the Student Branch Chair).
A second place individual or team will be awarded $1000 (USD) and a commemorative plaque.
All other projects judged meritorious by the evaluation committee will receive honorary certificates of appreciation by the IEEE Communications Society.
Monetary prizes to winning teams will be split equally among the team’s registered student members, as permitted by law. Taxes, if any, are under the sole responsibility of each prize winner and all prizes are non-transferable.
Winners will be notified promptly after selections are made, at contact address provided upon submission. In case a winner does not respond within a reasonable time and cannot be contacted, another winner may be selected.
Winners are encouraged, but not required, to use the prize funds for an IEEE-related purpose, such as furthering their project or supporting travel to IEEE conferences.