New registration? Please read this brief carefully, or skip on ahead if you are confident!
Depending on which country or territory the representative school is in, there are different deadlines:
Proof-of-Stake Day is for registering intent to compete, and the whitepaper does not yet need to be completed.
Proof-of-Work Day is the final cut-off for revisions to whitepapers, and judging begins the very next day.
Each field is important for its own reasons, although that reason may not be immediately obvious. Success after IBCOL is not correlated with performance at IBCOL, therefore optional fields should be filled eventually for your project’s benefit.
Team Name is optional — in lieu of a Team Name, a Team Name shall be suggested or assigned by IBCOL.
First Name and Last Name must match exactly as is on your IBCOL Passport.
Contact Email Address shall be used by IBCOL to keep you informed of your status and the overall event.
Contact Phone Number is a redundancy to do the same, so it is highly recommended.
School or Academic Institution is one of the schools or educational institutions that you’ve attended or is attending. This information must match exactly as is on your IBCOL Passport.
Representative Country or Territory is chosen based on the location of your school or educational institution campus. This information will be checked by the Competitions Committee as part of due diligence.
Project Name can be a creative moniker or a descriptive title of the project.
Project Abstract is a self-contained, short, concise summary describing the entire project. Recommended topics:
Whitepaper (PDF) may be submitted as many times as you like before the deadline: Proof-of-Work Day.
To determine eligibility, the Competitions Committee will verify relevant information via IBCOL Passports. If you do not already have one, please apply for an IBCOL Passport here. Information that will be verified are as follows:
Actual or Expected Graduation Year as written on an official school-issued document.
Student Name as written on an official school-issued document.
School Name as written on an official school-issued document.
Expiry Date of the IBCOL Passport.
The Competitions Committee reserves the right to accept or reject competitors on a case-by-case basis.