Student Competition

Student Competition

Competition Description
The competition recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of WPT technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people.

Eligibility Requirements
1. To individually qualify for the competition, a participant must be a Student member or Graduate Student member of IEEE Society.
2. Entrants may form a team with other IEEE Student members or non-Student-members, as long as the team is led by an IEEE Student member.
3. Team members do not need to be from the same country or region.
4. In this competition, students must play the predominant roles in developing the project and problem-solving. Higher grade senior roles may be included on a team, but will be considered “mentors” or “advisors.” Non-Student members among authors must be listed as “Advisor.”

How to Enter
Entries must be submitted using the form on the IEEE WPTC/ WoW website by 15 February 2020.

Evaluation and Ranking
Entries will be evaluated and ranked by an international judging committee, appointed by the Student Competition Chairs, including representatives of all WPTC Technical Committees.
Evaluation criteria will include:
• originality
• creativity in applying communication technology
• social impact on humanity or local community
• challenging technical aspects
• practical results
• possible application in other parts of the world

Additional Details
IEEE MTT-S and PELS may require, within its discretion, each winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release in which each winner consents to the use of his or her name, age, hometown and photo by IEEE for advertising and promotional purposes, without any additional compensation, wherever lawful, as a precondition to award of a prize (if any). Failure to do so may disqualify the entry.

Official Rules
By participating in this contest, participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions as established by the IEEE MTT Society. The IEEE MTT Society reserves the right to qualify all submissions and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by IEEE MTT Society.

Submit a Project
Description length of a project should be not longer than 3000 words (a PDF file embedding all figures) and should include the following information:
• project title
• executive summary
• general description
• technical solution and project details
• social impact on humanity or local community
• implementation status, testing and trial (if any)
• previous submissions to other contests (if any)

Deadline – 15 February 2020.
Questions can be sent to

Some projects judged meritorious by the evaluation committee will receive honorary certificates of appreciation by the WPW 2020 Organizers.

Student Competition Committee
• Seung Beop Lee, Chonbuk National University, Korea
• In Gwun Jang, KAIST, Korea
• Dong-Wook Seo, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea

Click here for the Student Competition Application Form.