BCOLBD 2022 OFFICIAL RULES FOR TEAMS

Professional Team Guideline Student Team Guideline
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Individual Eligibility
  1. Professionals* only: Any individual who is considered a professional, such as service holder, entrepreneur, freelancer or practitioner.
  2. No age limits.
  3. Representation: Any individual associated with an organization can represent the organization with the consent of the team and that organization.
  4. Constraints: An individual cannot participate in both student and professional category.
Individual Eligibility
  1. Students* only: Any individual who is a school, college or university student or a recent graduate may register as a competitor; a recent graduate is someone who was a student until 1 year ago (May 21st, 2021).
  2. No age limits.
  3. Representation: An individual may be attached to an academic institute by being enrolled in it; a recognized institution is an accredited educational institute or an institute that may grant a degree or diploma.
  4. Constraints: An individual cannot participate in both student and professional category.
  5. Returning Participation: Previous participants are eligible to compete.
Team Eligibility (Professionals & Students)
  1. Team Composition: Projects are submitted by teams of one to six eligible individuals; one participant can be part of more than one team; each team shall have a team lead, as the main contact person.
  2. Team Uniqueness: Each team must be unique, i.e., a team may not share more than 50% of the same composition as any other team, rounded to the lower number if the team is an odd number; team leads must be unique, i.e., one person cannot be the team lead of multiple teams.
  3. Constraints: Each team can only participate in one category, either student or professional category. Each individual’s role in a team must be defined and informed.
  4. Returning Participation (Only for Students Team): Previous teams are eligible to compete.
Project Registration & Submission
  1. One Team, One Project: A team can submit only one project.
  2. Primary Finalist Evaluation: Whitepaper & prototype/demo video deadline: Friday 13 May, 2022
  3. Finalist team list announcement: Saturday 21 May, 2022
  4. Final Submission deadlines for Teams:
    1. Whitepaper*, posterboard*, pitch deck as PDF* deadline: Saturday 28 May, 2022
    2. 10-min pitch presentation video*, 10-min limit prototype/demo video*, 1-minute introduction video deadline: Saturday 28 May, 2022
Project Registration & Submission
  1. One Team, One Project: A team can submit only one project.
  2. Primary Finalist Evaluation: Whitepaper deadline: Friday 13 May, 2022
  3. Finalist team list announcement: Saturday 21 May, 2022
  4. Final Submission deadlines for Teams:
    1. Whitepaper*, posterboard*, pitch deck as PDF* deadline: Saturday 28 May, 2022
    2. 10-min prototype/demo video, 1-minute introduction video deadline: Saturday 28 May, 2022
Project Evaluation
  1. Evaluation Stage: Primary evaluation will be based on whitepaper and prototype. Selected projects will be in the finals.
  2. Grading Criteria (100%): Each project shall be evaluated by the following three parts:
    1. 20% Pitch Presentation (10-min limit)
    2. 30% Whitepaper (20-page limit)
    3. 20% Poster + Q&A Session
    4. 30% Prototype
Prototype Grading Criteria: Proof of concept for parts of backend and frontend.
Project Evaluation
  1. Evaluation Stage: Primary evaluation will be based on whitepaper. Selected projects will be in the finals.
  2. Grading Criteria (100%): Each project shall be evaluated by the following three parts:
    1. 20% Pitch Presentation (10-min limit)
    2. 30% Whitepaper (10-page limit)
    3. 50% Poster + Q&A Session

Prototype Grading Criteria: Proof of concept for parts of backend and frontend.
Prizes
  • Gold Award: Tk 500,000

  • Silver Award: Tk 350,000

  • Bronze Award: Tk 200,000

Prizes
  • Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury Championship Award: Tk 2,00,000

  • Silver Award: Tk 1,00,000

  • Bronze Award: Tk 50,000

  • Category Awards (7): Tk 30,000

  • Best Prototype Award: Tk 30,000

Submission Calendar

The following items will be submitted by all registered teams for primary round evaluation:
Submission Item Professional Category (Mandatory) Student Category (Mandatory) Type Size Deadline
Whitepaper

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PDF 20 MB Sunday 8 May, 2022
10-min limit prototype/demo video (Draft)

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Video 100 MB
Finalist team list announcement: Wednesday 11 May, 2022
The following items will be submitted by finalist teams for final round evaluation:
Submission Item Professional Category (Mandatory) Student Category (Mandatory) Type Size Deadline
Whitepaper

*

*

PDF 20 MB Monday 16 May, 2022
Posterboard

*

*

PDF 20 MB
Pitch Deck (Presentation)

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*

PDF 20 MB
10-min pitch presentation video

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*

MP4 Video 100 MB
10-min prototype/demo video

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MP4 Video 100 MB
1-minute introduction MP4 Video 50 MB