We are coming into the final stretch of the FLL Global Innovation Award. Over 250 teams have entered their Food Factor® Project ideas and half a million votes have been cast! The deadline for submissions and voting is today, March 1, 2012 at 5:00pm ET. Be sure to keep checking back at the website to see if your favorite food safety invention made it into the semi-finals at http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org.
So what happens after March 1st?
Once submissions and voting end, a team of expert judges will look through every single submission to choose ten (10) ideas to advance to the semi-finals based on merit. Those ten (10) ideas plus the ten (10) teams with the most votes will be reviewed by a final panel of judges to determine the three (3) overall finalists (one (1) winning team and two (2) runners-up). For more information, like the judging criteria, please see the FAQ under “How the winners will be determined” (http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/faq-page).
*The FLL Global Innovation Award is optional and in no way affects the judging outcome of official FLL Qualifiers or Championships.*