TOTAL PRIZE POOL$1.55M
Up to eight (8) finalists will be selected to share a prize pool of $800,000 and advance to Stage 2.
Finalists will compete for a prize pool of $750,000, to be shared by a grand prize winner and a runner-up.
Up to eight (8) finalists will be selected by the judges according to official Stage 1 selection criteria. Each finalist is expected to be awarded an equal share of the $800,000 prize pool. As part of their acceptance of the cash prize, finalists must agree to participate in Stage 2. If any potential finalist is found to be ineligible, has not complied with the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions, or declines the cash prize for any reason prior to award, an alternate finalist may be selected. DHS and its partnering agencies may consider awarding nonmonetary recognition(s) to any submission(s) which are of high interest to the government, but not selected as finalists.
During Stage 2, finalists from Stage 1 will compete for an additional $750,000 in cash prizes. The grand prize winner is expected to be awarded $500,000, and the runner-up to be awarded $250,000. The cash prizes in Stage 2 will be distributed based on the review of the Stage 2 submissions by the judges according to the Stage 2 selection criteria, which will be shared at a later date. Please refer to the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions for further details.
This Challenge is open to international and domestic participants, as defined in the Rules, Terms and Conditions. Cash prizes awarded under this Challenge will be paid to the Team Lead directly by Luminary Labs through electronic funds transfer. Finalists are responsible for any applicable local, state and federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax laws.