Judging and Prizes

The submission window for the ASAP Innovation Competition has closed as of April 2nd, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT. Thank you to all who participated.


Entries to the “Technology Innovation” category of the ASAP Innovation Competition will be scored by a panel of judges comprised of representatives from each of eight (8) important stakeholder groups:

  • Technology Experts
  • School Officials & Educators
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Academia
  • Child Advocacy Groups
  • Private Sector
  • Student Panel led by Graduate Degree Candidates
  • ChildObesity180

As they are received, entries will be reviewed by competition administrators to confirm that they are appropriate and comply with “Official Competition Rules”.  All entries considered complete and eligible by the competition administrators will be forwarded to the judging panel at the close of the submission window.  Judges will evaluate entries according to eight evaluation criteria.  For specific information on what our judges will be looking for, please see “Evaluation Criteria.”


Two Grand Prize Winners will be selected.  Winning teams will have the unique opportunity to work with leading researchers at Tufts University and ChildObesity180 to have their technology piloted in a school-based environment.  Pilots will be designed to evaluate the potential of winning technologies to motivate and encourage 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity at school and beyond.

Pilots will be allocated a budget of $50,000 in addition to expert staff and researchers from Tufts University and ChildObesity180.  Tufts and ChildObesity180 will work closely with competition winners to manage pilot design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.  The purpose of the pilot studies is to examine the efficacy of these technologies in a school setting and determine how they may be successfully expanded to schools of different types and geographies across the country.

As a condition of entering the competition, entrants to the “Technology Innovation” category agree to allow the use of their technology in a pilot study should they be identified as a Grand Prize Winner.

Additionally, Grand Prize Winners will be given the opportunity to present their winning technology at the 2012 national Health 2.0 conference before an audience of leading innovators, entrepreneurs, journalists and investors in health technology.