Draper Technical Challenge Competition - National Society of Black Engineers

Judging Criteria

The following criteria will be use to evaluate the written solution to the problem and the technical presentation:

  • Innovation and Creativity (15%)
  • Technical Content (15%)
  • Quality of material (15%)
  • Originality of solution (15%)
  • Feasibility of solution (15%)
  • Demonstrated understanding of problem and of proposed solution (15%)
  • Presentation skills (10%)

In the event of a tie, the judges will determine the winner based on the overall creativity, originality, and feasibility of the tied entries. Judges’ decisions are final, binding, and conclusive on all matters related to the competition.


All finalists participating in final round of the challenge competition at the Fall Regional Conference will receive participation recognition from Draper. The three top finalists will be chosen by the judges based on the competition guidelines, and their submissions will be posted online.

First Place:        $2,000
Second Place:  $1,000
Third Place:       $500

Winners will be selected and notified at the conference. Any finalist who is unable to present his or her paper at the conference will be disqualified.