The Dell Social Innovation Challenge is open year-round to new user profiles and student projects. The 2013 Challenge has four rounds of competition: entry round, Semi-Final round, Top 40 round and the Final round. The deadline to enter the 2013 Challenge is January 28, 2013. All projects posted by this date will be reviewed for potential advancement to the Semi-Final Round. Projects posted after that are eligible for future competitions and our year-round resources, such as mentoring.
2012 - 2013 Dates and Deadlines
Grand Prize Awards
Anytime, year-round: Join the DellChallenge.org community and/or post an idea or project.
Anytime, year-round: Enhance your project by adding material to your project page, finding team members, and connecting with a mentor.
January 28, 2013: Deadline to enter the 2013 Challenge. Projects must be posted by this date to be eligible. Projects posted after that are eligible for future competitions and our year-round resources, such as mentoring.
February 18, 2013: Announcement of the Semi-Finalist projects. Begin the Semi-Final Challenge. All teams chosen in the Semi-Final Round will be assigned a special challenge for this part of the competition, including the creation of a Roadmap to Success and a video pitch.
March 18, 2013: Semi-Final Round Challenge assignments due. Judging begins to select Top 40 Teams, Specialty Award winners, Phase Winners and 5 Grand Prize Finalists.
April 8, 2013: Announcement of Top 40 Teams, Specialty Award winners, Phase Winners and 5 Grand Prize Finalists
May 11 – 16, 2013: Finalist Week in Austin, Texas
May 13, 2013: Finalist Pitches in Austin, Texas
May 14, 2013: Verb Awards in Austin, Texas
Dell Education Challenge
September 13, 2012: Dell Education Challenge open for entries
October 24, 2012: Deadline to enter the Dell Education Challenge
November 6, 2012: Semi-Finalists announced
November 21, 2012: Semi-Finalist materials due
December 1, 2012: Finalists announced
December 12-13, 2012: Live Pitch and winners announced at Dell World