On October 22, 2020, the Canal Safety Challenge launched. Between October 22, 2020, and January 27, 2021, you are invited to learn about the challenge and register.
Before submitting, participants must complete registration no later than Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.
Submissions will be accepted from registered participants for several weeks after registration has closed. Submissions are due by Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.
Over a period of several weeks, staff will review each submission to ensure that it complies with the submission requirements and rules.
During this period, the Evaluation Panel members will score and comment on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric.
Informed by the results of the Evaluation Panel, up to three Finalists will be selected and awarded $50,000 each to build their prototypes.
Over the course of six months, Finalists will build their prototypes in preparation for a demonstration event at the Bureau of Reclamation.
Up to three team members for each Finalist will attend a demonstration event at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Hydraulics Laboratory in Lakewood, Colorado.
The Demonstration Event Panel will have several weeks to provide a recommendation that will inform the selection of the Winner who will receive a $100,000 award.