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Communications Technology Changing the World
Student Competition

Submissions should be not longer than 3000 words (a PDF file embedding all figures) and should include the following information:

  • project title
  • executive summary
  • general description
  • technical solution and project details
  • social impact on humanity or local community
  • implementation status, testing and trial (if any)
  • previous submissions to other contests (if any)
  • additional documentation (if any)
  • optionally, a short video (5 minutes max) posted online where team members present their project or give a practical demonstration
  • contact information
  • more details
Deadline - 15 August 2020
Questions should be sent to

Individuals / Team leaders must be a IEEE Communications Society Student Member or a IEEE Communications Society Graduate Student Member at the time their entry is submitted. *This is different from an IEEE Student Member*
Incomplete entries are void and will not be eligible to win.

Affiliation refers to your University.
Please list all team members names and email address. Separate advisers and mentors from the team list.
Names cannot be added after submission.
The limit is a max of 3000 words in the format of a pdf. The file name should be as follows LeaderLastName_ProjectTitle.pdf
One file only.
30 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
5 minutes max. The file name should be as follows LeaderLastName_ProjectTitle.mp4
One file only.
55 MB limit.
Allowed types: mp4.
Because this is a student contest, ​the students listed must be the main contributors to this project.

Official Rules

By participating in this contest, participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions as established by the IEEE Communications Society. The IEEE Communications Society reserves the right to qualify all submissions and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by IEEE Communications Society.

The IEEE Communications Society assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by IEEE Communications Society, participants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this contest; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent a participant’s ability to participate in the contest.

The IEEE Communications Society reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this contest or terminate the contest and award a prize from entries received up to time of termination or suspension should virus, bugs or other causes beyond IEEE’s control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of IEEE corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the contest or proper submission of entries. IEEE is not liable for any loss, injury or damage caused, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading data or otherwise participating in this contest.

By entering, all participants consent to the use by IEEE Communications Society of all the information provided in the entries for marketing or sales promotion purposes without any attribution, identification, right of review or compensation. All entrants agree to release and hold harmless IEEE and its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest.

These rules shall be construed and governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey. Participants hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction in and venue of the courts located in the State of New Jersey for the adjudication of any and all claims arising out of or relating to the subject matter of this contest, and the interpretation or enforcement of the official rules thereof.

Winners maybe announced on the IEEE Communications Society website and newsletter.​