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Congratulations to the winner of both our Reader's Choice and Grand Prize awards in the inaugural Insert Coin: New Challengers competition: Ziphius! They will take home a total of $25,000 to take their project to the next level.
Thank you to everyone who voted and please join us for the next Insert Coin competition at Expand 2 in New York this Fall!
Having a brilliant idea isn't always enough. Bringing a product to market requires support, marketing and above all, funding. Lots and lots of funding - but don't worry, we might be able to help you get there.
Engadget is proud to announce the launch of Insert Coin: New Challengers, a new competition aimed at helping to make those dream gadgets a reality. If you've seen our long-running series about the most promising crowd funded hardware, you can imagine that concept taken to the stage for a live competition between the best of the best new inventions.
The contest will bring together Engadget editors, readers, and a panel of expert judges to help choose tech's next great gadget. The winner will be crowned at Expand, taking home a cash prize and a guaranteed Engadget review - not to mention all the exposure that comes with debuting your product in front of a some of tech's top influencers.
Full official rules: For the full legalese please be sure to read the Official Rules. Most notably in addition to the above, you must be 13 years of age or older and reside in the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec).
Submissions accepted: 12/28/12 to 11:59pm EST on 2/8/13
Follow the instructions on how to enter below during this time period. The Engadget editors will review all submissions and select 10 semi-finalists to appear at Expand and receive a $1000 travel stipend. We will be judging according to the following criteria: innovativeness, design, functionality, overall quality, market fitness. After submissions close we will begin contacting prospective semi-finalists the following week to confirm eligibility requirements, so be sure to pay extra special close attention to your email and voicemail!
We will announce the slate of 10 semi-finalists on February 15, 2013.
Audience voting: 2/18/13 to 2/27/13
We will open the 10 semi-finalist projects for audience voting during this period. The top 5 projects as selected by you, dear readers, will be named as finalists. Finalists will receive stage time at the event to demo their product to the live Expand audience.
We will announce the 5 finalists on March 1, 2013.
Selecting winners: 3/16/13 to 3/17/13
After finalists and semi-finalists have had a chance to show off their projects at Expand, we will crown two winners according to the following criteria:
Submit all of the details about your project and your contact information using this form - remember, you must not have an existing crowdfunding effort underway for this project! Your product must also not be launched or in production currently; we would prefer your project not have received widespread media coverage to date as well, but will take individual projects on a case by case basis if you have managed to attract attention already.
If you have questions about the contest, its rules, or whether your project meets the submission criteria, please contact expand[at]engadget.com.
Good luck, and may the best project(s) win!
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