IDEA 2015

Welcome to IDEA 2015!  More information coming soon!

 

TIMELINE

January 5, 2015                                  Contest opens for entries
February 16, 2015, 11:59 PM EST       Regular application deadline
February 23, 2015, 11:59 PM EST      Late application deadline*
March 20, 2015                                   Finalist notification
April 27 - 29, 2015                              Final judging event
May 11 - 15, 2015                                  Winners notified
July 1, 2015                                          Winners announced
August 22, 2015                                 IDEA ceremony at IDSA's International Conference in Seattle
August 23, 2015                                 Website launches with all the winners

 

ENTRY COST

IDSA Member Rates
Entry Fee - $325
Late fee of $150 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $425 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Non-Member Rates
Entry Fee - $475
Late fee of $175 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $525 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Student Rates
Entry Fee - $125
Late fee of $100 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $125 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Student Non-Member Rates
Entry Fee - $175
Late fee of $125 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $125 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

*Any edits to your entry between Feb. 16, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST and Feb. 23, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST will constitute a late entry and the extended deadline fee of $150/$175 per entry must be paid by Feb. 23, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST, or the entry will not be judged. Entries cannot be submitted after Feb. 23, 2015, 11:59 PM EST and will not be judged, returned or refunded. There will be no exceptions to this rule. (Foreign late payments must be made with American Express, Visa or MasterCard or with a check or money order in US funds drawn on a US bank.) In the event of a dispute over timing of submission, the time used will be that time which is stamped on the digital submission in the online entry software. Entry fees and late fees that are not paid for in full by the final deadline will be subject to immediate disqualification. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

If chosen as a finalist, your product must be received at The Henry Ford NO LATER THAN April 13, 2015.  Your finalist fees must also be paid, in full by April 13, 2015 to avoid being disqualified from the second round.