Space Apps offers local and global awards. Solutions with intriguing and innovative insights and compelling storytelling rise to the top in the judging process. Global award winners receive an invitation to NASA to attend a rocket launch, as well as bragging rights among their peers and community.
Don't forget! To be eligible for global awards, you should:
Your Host may offer local awards. Check out your Location page for details!
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The brightest ideas across the Space Apps' universe receive global recognition. Teams behind these solutions will be eligible to attend a NASA launch event!* Each community Host will nominate global finalists from their location. Challenge owners and NASA experts will then review these nominations to select the top 25 projects. NASA executives will choose the global winners based on information from your project page. So, don't forget to keep it updated with your project description, video, and open source code. All the global winners will be featured here as well as the open.NASA site.
*Winner(s) and one guest will be responsible for their personal travel and accommodation expenses. NASA will supply transportation to and from the launch site.
Global citizens, like you, determine this global award with your votes. NASA selects the top finalists, and you do the rest. Voting will be open for two weeks on our site, and you can watch the votes multiply in real time. The People's Choice winner will be featured on the Space Apps website, as well as open.nasa.gov.
Local Hosts often recognize innovative projects with location-specific awards, in addition to global award nominations. If you’re participating virtually at the Planet Earth location, NASA will review your project to select finalists to move forward for global judging. Learn more about local judging by visiting your Location page.
No local awards at your hackathon? That's okay, you'll still have the chance to be nominated for global judging!
Your big ideas and innovative solutions inspire us! Projects like these may not receive an award, but deserve recognition. The open.NASA Innovation Space offers NASA experts an opportunity to showcase innovations of interest created from Space Apps challenges, alongside all local and global Space Apps award winners.