If selected, winners will receive:
- Exhibit space at the NAB Show in the “Startup Loft” area with design treatment to indicate PILOT Innovation Challenge Winner
- Domestic travel expenses for two employees to attend the show (four-night accommodations, airfare reimbursement NTE $500 per person)
- Identification as a PILOT Innovation Challenge winner in NAB/PILOT/NAB Show publications
- Profile on the PILOT website
- Opportunity to write a guest blog post on the PILOT blog
- One-on-one coaching session with NAB’s CTO about what to expect and how to get the most out of the NAB Show
- Additional opportunities to work with NAB member companies as part of an ongoing relationship with PILOT
Up to 10 finalists may be selected by a panel of industry experts based on the judging criteria. The finalists will be notified in August and continue to the final phase where they will be interviewed by a panel of judges from the PILOT team. Up to three winners may be selected and notified by September 1.
- Readiness – How close is the product or prototype to being ready for use by broadcasters? If submission requires further development before commercial deployment, is there a clear roadmap for when and how that development will occur? (1/3)
- Relevance – How well does the proposal meet the challenge question and the needs of the broadcasting industry? (1/3)
- Viability – How likely will this be implemented and used by broadcasters? (1/3)
Open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations (each a “Participant”) who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years old at the time of submission. For more information, view the full Challenge rules.