How to Enter

2. Your account must be registered using the email address assigned to you by UT Austin (ending@utexas.edu or Austin.utexas.edu).
3. Create a Project using this example as a guide.
4. Be sure to verify your project includes the Project Requirements listed on this entry page and in the official rules.
5. Read the Official Rules linked below.
6. Select 'Enter' below and than select your project and provide the required information.

D3 Pitch Competition

 

POWERING STUDENT IDEA EXCHANGE

The Moody College of Communications at UT Austin and Project Innovate are teaming up to host Digital Diversity Day! As part of the event, Project Innovate is inviting UT Austin students to participate in a themed pitch competition.

Diversity has many dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies. The Digital Diversity Day Pitch Competition empowers you to develop ideas that help dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases, and respect “ways of being” that are not necessarily your own.  

Get into D3 at UT for Free!
 

Enter to become one of 5 Finalists who will pitch their innovative project idea around diversity through interactive media or games.  Top entrants will receive:
 

Grand Prize:  

  • Trip to the Infinity Festival in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 7-10 including round trip airfare for winner and 3 nights single occupancy hotel accommodations
  • Five (5) Infinity Festival tickets
  • DELL XPS 15 laptop computer
  • $1200 Visa gift card
  • 1 SXSW Interactive badge

2nd Place: 

  • One (1) SXSW Interactive badge
  • HyperX prize pack including Cloud Flight Gaming Headset, Alloy Elite RGB Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard, Pulsefire Surge RGB Gaming Mouse and Fury S XL Speed Edition Gaming Mouse pad
  • $1000 Visa Gift Card

3rd Place:

  • One (1) SXSW Interactive Badge
  • HyperX prize pack including Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and a Fury S XL Speed Edition Gaming Mouse Pad
  • $500 Visa gift card

 

 

Enjoy a copy of the Founder's Edition Splitgate game on us!

 

 

 

 

The Competition Objective is to develop an interactive media or gaming idea that addresses and supports digital diversity. This is a chance for you to create an idea for an experience, a series, a service and/or a platform that embraces diversity through inclusivity and equity. We all offer something unique, and together we are stronger.

Examples of interactive media and gaming include:

 

Project Requirements

  • Create a “Project Page” on www.projectinnovate.com to describe and promote your idea as it relates to the Competition objective.  Your Project Page should include the following:
    • A detailed description of your idea,
    • Your background and expertise,
    • Current market analysis,
    • How your idea is differentiated from alternative solutions, and
    • A visual representation of your idea (for example a video, UX design, or service flow chart of the product or service). 
    • Your Project must be set to 'Public'.  Private Projects are not allowed.  
    • All entries must be submitted by October 8th, 11:59 CDT.  

See Sample Project here

  • Additional Recommendation:  You can provide additional data, descriptions and visuals including images, creative designs, charts and videos via YouTube links to showcase how your innovative idea meets the Competition objective and Judging Criteria. 

 

Then What?

From 10/11-10/15, a panel of judges will review the eligible entries to select the five (5) Finalists based on the following judging criteria. 

  • Fully-fleshed out Idea:  Entries should have a quality idea and all of the elements required on the Project Page:
    • A detailed description of your idea,
    • Current market analysis,
    • How your idea is differentiated from alternative solutions, and
    • A visual representation of your idea (for example a service flow chart of product or service).    
  • Innovation:  How well does the Entry reflect innovative ways of using interactive media and games, and have the potential to go to market.
  • Diversity, Social and Cultural Impact:  How well does the Entry showcase an innovation that extends what the concept of diversity and have strong potential for significant social and cultural impact.

 

If you are selected as one of the 5 Finalists, you must present your idea at Digital Diversity Day located at University of Texas at Austin, BMC 2.106, 300 W. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX on October 27, 2019 between 1:35-3:45pm CT.  Your presentation will include a 10-minute pitch period plus a 10-minute Q&A session with the panel of judges. 

 

Partners:

 

 

No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited.

Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled as full-time students at the University of Texas at Austin (“UT Austin”) for the fall semester of 2019, who are legal residents of the United States and at least 18 years of age or older as of September 4, 2019.  Entry closes October 8, 2019, 11:59pm CDT.

Official Rules

Select a project to view.  

Official Rules

D3 Pitch Competition

No winners have been selected yet. Please check back later.

Replies 1

Amy

So cool to see these projects rolling in. Great ideas so far!