Lights for Life Challenge

What is the future of connected lighting design and how will it improve our lives?

This contest is over and the winners are being selected. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2016.

FAQ

General


Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are selected as a potential winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the disbursement of the award.

My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
GE would like to bring your idea to market while assuring that all projects submissions are private and safe. When you submit your project to Hackster it will be hidden until we pick & unveil the top 3 winners. Keep perfecting your project as much as needed - you are the only one who can see it.
What are the prizes?
  • First Place will receive: $25,000 cash prize, plus up to $5,000 in travel and accommodation to present at World Maker Faire NYC..
  • Second Place will receive: $12,500 cash prize, plus up to $5,000 in travel and accommodation to present at World Maker Faire NYC..
  • Third Place will receive: $6,250 cash prize, plus up to $5,000 in travel and accommodation to present at World Maker Faire NYC..
What is the contest timeline?

Project submissions open:

May 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM PT

Project submissions close:

July 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced by:

October 1, 2016

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on October 1, 2016. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

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