Answer the call.
Submit your code.
Thank you for accepting the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge and creating a technology solution to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 or climate change! You can submit your entry into the competition here.
Only one team member needs to submit the solution, but each additional team member must also accept the 2020 Participation Agreement.
Learn about the Accelerated Timeline for COVID-19 submissions.
Items needed for submission
To enter your team’s code, its documentation, and team member information into the 2020 Call for Code competition, one member of your team will require the following information for the submission form.
- Submission name-
Enter the name for your solution or team in about five words.
- Submission track-
Select the track or tracks you want to submit to. You can submit the core application to both tracks, but you will have to submit it to each track independently, and the descriptions and other details should be tailored towards the specific track.
- Short description-
Describe your team’s solution in about ten words.
- Long description-
Write about 500 words, or around one page of text, that covers the solution in more detail. Please include the real-world problem you identified, describe the technology project you created, and explain why it’s better than any existing solution. 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.
- 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: 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge.
- 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.
- List of one or more IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems used in the solution-
Join the Challenge Community to get an IBM Cloud account. Your application can use additional data sets, libraries, and externally-hosted services to complement the IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems.
- Your email address and the email addresses of up to four additional team members-
Each team member needs to accept the Participation Agreement. You can only be part of one team of up to 5 members, and your team can only submit one application to each track.
The team leader who submitted the solution will receive an email confirming the submission details. 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, 2020 deadline will be considered the final entry.