10Under20 FAQ

What is the '10UNDER20: Young Innovators to Watch' award and who is facilitating it?
Living in Digital Times in cooperation with the Kay Family Foundation administers “10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch,” a unique annual awards competition to celebrate the best young tech innovators in high school and college students under 20 years old who are on the forefront of technology innovation. The winners will be announced in a special ceremony at CES on January 7, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Am I eligible for an award?
All individuals participating in the Award must be between the ages of 13 and 19 years old. In addition, all individuals participating must be either currently enrolled in high school or a two- or four-year accredited college or university. Minors must identify themselves as such in their application and will require parental or legal guardian consent to participate. Please refer to the complete eligibility requirements here.
Does my application need to be an existing project?
Projects eligible for an award should be an existing project or product that may include but is not limited to the result of a school, extracurricular, or outside-of-school activity, including hackathons, community events, consulting projects or entrepreneurial activities.  
What types of project/product can I apply with?
Projects can be entered for consideration in five different tech innovation categories. You may enter the project in up to three categories if more than one is applicable. Two winners will be selected in each of the following categories:

    • Mobile Apps
    • STEAM/STEM
    • Maker Projects
    • Robotics
    • Social Enterprise

Is a recommendation letter required?
No, the recommendation letter is an optional portion of the application. If you choose to provide one, it must be submitted before November 30, 2016 11:59 PM EDT. Recommendation forms can be found in the online application where you can both download to share and upload once complete.
What stage does my project need to be in and what does “working prototype” mean?
For the purposes of 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch, a working prototype will be defined as something that is clearly demonstrating the value of the product either through all or a combination of showing the final design, aesthetics, materials and functionality of the concept. If you have additional questions please email Robin Raskin at [email protected].
Can I submit an application for a project/product I worked on with a team?
Yes, teams are limited to submitting one application form containing a list of all affiliated team members. Any application form from a team must identify a single delegate as the individual eligible to receive a 10 Under 20 award. Recommendation letters should reflect familiarity with the team’s work, process and character.

All members of the team must meet the age and school criteria in order to qualify.

If your team is selected for a scholarship, you will elect one team member to join us at CES in Las Vegas to attend the 10Under20 awards ceremony and accept the prize on your group’s behalf.

Where can I find more information about the rules of this award?
Press the “Rules and Conditions” button for more information. 
Rules and Conditions