Skild Recognizes Makers Against Drought’s Contest Management

Showing our appreciation

While Skild likes to handle the contest management software for upcoming hackathons and competitions out in the world, the fact is – there isn’t enough time in a day to create contest software for them all! So although we aren’t in the background of every contest platform taking place, we still like to support the ones out there that make a big difference to mankind. That’s where the new challenge called Makers Against Drought comes in.

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Making a difference in California

In California, there is a major water crisis going on. Because of this drought,  a number of issues have come up – agriculture has taken a hit, plants are parched and people are losing jobs just to name a few. Makers of Drought is a challenge brought on by Samsung trying to tackle the water crisis in an intelligent matter. With the use of technology and great ideas, Makers of Drought is looking for challengers who want to make a difference and help make sure the California water crisis can be helped. The winners will receive a total of $210,000 in prizes!

Almost ready to start judging

Now, the challengers have until January 31, 2016 to submit their ideas by demonstrating and clearly explaining the solution in a video. The contest management system for Makers Against Drought will allow judges to view the project thoroughly and judge appropriately. Starting February 1, 2016 through February 10, 2016, the judging period will begin. It will be divided into two judging phases – the selection of the finalists, and then the selection of the grand prizewinner from the finalists.

With the way things are going, California could use all the help it can get with the Makers of Drought Challenge. Skild is more than aware of how important these challenges are because of how great the outcomes have been on previous challenges. It may seem miniscule, but these contests can actually make a world of difference. Through contest management, the winners have the opportunity to bring their ideas/inventions to life. Be sure to check out the grand prizewinner announcement on April 29, 2016 to see California’s water crisis solution.