Greenlight Award Timeline 2017-2018




October 27th: Sign up to participate

November 1: Attend Incubator Workshop at Harvey

  • Participants meet with community experts, refine the direction of their project and learn about available resources and Round 1 requirements.

December 1: Project Proposal Form Due

  • This will be reviewed in advance by the Round 1 judges.

December 7: Power Point Presentation Due

  • Presentations must be submitted in advance via Dropbox¬†for Round 1.

December 9: Round 1 at John Jay High School

  • Present before panel of judges. Students have 3 minutes to present and judges have 3 minutes to ask questions.

After Round 1

  • Finalists are¬†selected to¬†receive project seed-funding up to $1,000 and will have access to community experts to develop and pilot their ideas.

January 11: Incubator Workshop for Finalists at Rippowam Cisqua Upper School

  • Participants meet with community experts again to “hatch” their projects, receive training on data collection, and learn more about Finals requirements. Students receive one point on final presentation for attending this workshop.
  • Participants sign a Seed Funding Agreement and obtain info about how to get pre-approval for expenses and seed funding. Click here for purchase order.

March 7: Mid-Way Report Due online

  • Finalists submit report on the status of their project. Click here. Students earn one point on final score for timely submission of this mid-way report before midnight on March 7, 2018.

Finalists, click here for Finals Overview, Tips and Timeline

April 26: Final Presentation Practice and upload by April 29

  • Final Report and Power Point Presentations. Students will earn one point towards their final score for on-time submission of the final report and presentation before midnight on April 29, 2018. Link to submit audio or visual materials for final presentation here.
  • Students will earn¬†one point for practicing their presentation with a faculty member (and having the faculty member email us that they did this prior to submission of Final presentation. Aim to do this by April 26 so you have time to make suggested changes before the Power Point is due by midnight on April 29.

May 1st: Final Round at 6:30pm at the Bedford Playhouse

  • Completed projects are presented at a community-wide Shark Tank event and Greenlight Award winner is selected. Click here for SCORE-IT score sheet.
  • Student presentations should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Student arrive by 6:15PM. You will be giving a presentation on stage before an audience.
  • Everyone who attends will be entered into our raffle to win prizes from area stores and restaurants. ¬†Please invite friends and family!
  • The winning team receives $500 cash prize! Runner up $250 prize.
  • Students and faculty mentors are asked to come up on stage at the end of the event for photos and a short reception with the judges. All participants are presented with a certificate or recognition from Westchester County.
  • All finalists are celebrated and press release with project results and photos sent to media.

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