How are submissions evaluated?
Phase I: Abstract Screening for Competition Fit
Phase II: Proposal Review
Phase III: Virtual Pitch
Impact prizes are opportunities for supplemental funding and resources. A subset of competition winners will be selected to receive Impact Prizes on top of their competition awards. Those invited to advance to Phase II will complete additional submission materials for consideration for an Impact Prize.
OpenAI Learning Impact Prize
In partnership with OpenAI the Tools Competition is thrilled to offer the OpenAI Learning Impact Prize to catalyze the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on learning outcomes and drive edtech innovation leveraging advanced computational methods.
Implementation Impact Prize
This year’s Tools Competition will also feature an Implementation Impact Prize of $100,000 in the Instructional Coaching for Early Childhood Education, Facilitating Learning Science Research, and Engaging Adult Learners in Higher Education tracks.
This prize will be available to competitors at the Growth or Transform levels in these tracks. While there are specific requirements for the prize that differ by track, broadly, the Implementation Impact Prize is designed to encourage competitors to form partnerships to co-design, user-test, pilot, validate, or conduct research using their product in an educational setting.