Submit your solution to the Call for Code Global Challenge

You’ve answered the Call for Code, and your team is almost ready to submit your solution. Explore everything you need to know about the submission process so you’re ready for the chance to win $200,000 USD.

Submission checklist 

Review this list carefully before submitting your solution. Assemble all the right documentation, learn how to differentiate your solution, and be ready to submit by July 31, 2021.

  • Team leader:
    Select one member of your team to enter the following information into the submission form. The team leader who submits the solution will receive an email confirming the submission details. While one team member submits the form, all team members are required to join the Call for Code community and accept the Participation Agreement as part of the registration process.
  • Submission name:
    Confirm the name of your solution or team in approximately  five words.
  • Short description:
    Describe your team’s solution in  approximately ten words.
  • Long description:
    In approximately 500 words, describe your solution in more detail. Include the real-world problem you identified, describe the technological solution you have created, and explain how it’s an improvement over existing solutions. You can supply additional documentation in your source code repository link below.
  • Solution roadmap:
    Create a document or image that shows how mature your solution is today and how you would like to improve it in the future. This can include information on the business model, funding needs, and a sustainability plan. Here’s an example from the 2018 Call for Code winner Project Owl.
  • Link to publicly accessible GitHub repository:
    (or other location such as GitLab or Box) where the judges can download, examine, and evaluate the source code behind the solution. You can provide additional description and diagrams in the repository. Hint: Review the judging criteria and rules for the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge. Also, be sure to explore this project sample.
  • Link to a three-minute demo video:
    Record a demo of your project, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and share the URL. Three minutes is the maximum length. You can link to longer versions from your source code repository. Keep in mind that non-technical judges may rely on this more than technical documentation. Check out this example from the 2019 Call for Code winner Prometeo.
  • List one or more IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems used in the solution:
    Your application can use additional data sets, libraries, and externally hosted services to complement the IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems. Visit the technical content library for resources.
Please note:

If you need to update or replace your submission, please create a new submission. The latest submission from the submitter email address before the July 31, 2021, deadline will be considered the final entry.