The challengeWelcome to the 2020 China-US Young Maker Competition!
Hackster is hosting the 2020 US-based semi-final China-US Young Maker Competition!
Do you have an idea that would make a more sustainable, efficient, and interconnected tomorrow? We are calling upon innovative US and China makers to submit project ideas focusing on community development, education, environmental protection, health & fitness, energy, transportation, or other areas of sustainable development.
During these unprecedented times, the collaboration between nations is crucial to ensuring a healthy future. The post-COVID-19 world might look very different and collaborations like this one hope inspire our young makers to secure a better future for not just China and the US, but for people all around the globe.
The top ten projects selected will be invited to join the final competition (VIRTUAL), organized by the China Ministry of Education, held around mid-August 2020. You can win up to $15,000 for a grand prize, $7,500 for first, or $5,000 for second… Just read a few of these testimonials from previous year' winners:
"The US-China Young Maker Competition was an incredible chance to present my project to an international audience and interact with the best and brightest people in China. I met US/Chinese diplomats, students from Chinese universities, and makers from all across the United States!" - Alex Wulff (Finalist)
There are 35 additional chances to win Google prizes by submitting your project to this platform by July 12, 2020.The best part? No restrictions on hardware or technology.
See the submissions guidelines below.
China-US Young Maker Competition Stages:
Stage 1: Individuals/teams must submit projects to this contest page for judging. The top 10 US individuals/teams will be selected for the next stage.
Stage 2: From mid-July to mid-August, selected individuals/teams will refine their projects.
Stage 3: Selected individuals/teams will join the final competition (VIRTUAL).
Along with $500 cash, the top 10 teams will virtually compete against the Chinese finalists for a chance to win bigger cash prizes in August!
Most Creative - US Based Project
Most creative projects submitted to US based semi-final competition.
Judges Choice - US Based Project
The projects that impress our judges the most in the US based semi-final competition.
Most Practical - US Based Project
The projects that are considered the most practical in the US based semi-final competition.
Founder of Hackster.io
Adam Benzion calls himself an accidental hardware entrepreneur who founded and sold a hardware startup, then shipped products from CES booths to Best Buy shelves. Understanding that “hardware is hard”, he ended up as the Co-founder and CEO of Hackster.io, the platform for learning and building hardware. Adam is a Microsoft alumnus and enjoys his rainy Seattle.
Senior Program Manager at the Google Coral team
Bill is responsible for managing developer outreach and partner engagement programs, as well as promoting AI innovations using AIY and Coral products. Prior to this role, Bill worked as a regional lead for the Greater China region market at the Developer Relations team in Google managing developer programs since 2008. Bill has been working in the high-tech industry in the U.S. for 34 years, organized many technology training for developers, built many GDG communities, and also a frequent speaker at many technology conferences. Bill is a recipient of the Alumni Hall of Fame award from his alma mater Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he graduated with BSEE and MSEE degrees and also serves on its Technology Advisory Board.
Global Makerspace Lead
Aaron is the global makerspace lead at Google. Leading a team of over 120 makerspace coordinators, he focuses on Googler engagement and growth at over 40 makerspaces in Google offices around the world. Aaron oversees all aspects including budgets, safety, training, and the sharing of best practices to foster and encourage making as a means of driving innovation across Google. Previously, he was a technical program manager and unmanned test pilot for Project Wing at X. Before joining Google, Aaron spent six years building technical solutions for defense and homeland security training programs.
Use the discussion forum to ask, answer, and discuss questions!
Host: China Ministry of Education
- Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (affiliated to China Ministry of Education to provide service to promote scholarly exchange between China and other parts of the world)
- Tsinghua University (Established in 1911 as one of the leading universities in China)
- Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group (Established in 1997, a large state-owned cultural enterprise based in Beijing)
- Google Information Technology (China) Company Limited (sponsor)
- China University Science and Technology Park Alliance
Administrator for US contest: Hackster. io
Gain reputation points!
Earn reputation points for participating in this contest:
- Submit a project entry: 10 points
- Submit a project entry 30 days before the deadline: 50 points
- Be among the first 10 to submit a project entry: 50 points
- Your submitted project entry wins the contest: 250 points
May 28, 2020 at 9:00AM PT
July 12, 2020 at 11:59PM PT
Winners announced by
Jul 24, 2020