The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the submissions assigned to them. Each valid submission will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting ranking of submissions, up to three Finalists will be named.
Finalists will attend a demonstration event in November 2021 to compete for the Final Prize at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Hydraulics Laboratory in Lakewood, Colorado. The Demonstration Event Panel will be present for the Finalists’ demonstrations and will provide a recommendation on the Winner of the $100,000 award. Determination of the Winner rests solely with the Competition Sponsor, Common Pool.