Since Intel announced the winning Demos in the 2013 Perceptual Computing Challenge there have been questions posted here regarding the number of winners, the Judging process, and the score that each Demo submission received.
At this time, all the Perceptual Computing Contest Demos which were eligible for the Grand Prize, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place Prizes have been communicated with and posted in the Intel Showcase Forum. Those participants are in the process of completing their paper work. No other submissions met the required thresholds to receive any of those cash prizes.
Judging was held by both Internal and External judges who are all experts in their respective fields. Each judge carefully considered each submission assigned to them. All Demos were reviewed by multiple judges. This is why the entire judging process took longer than we originally expected. The judges wanted to give each Demo a comprehensive, objective examination.
We will be posting the list of Early Submission and Profile “Check Point” Forum winners, the criteria of which is listed in the contest rules. There will be up to ten (10) winners for each of these 2 mini-contests and they will be awarded $1,000 USD each.
As a gesture of our appreciation to the participants, Intel is preparing some additional prizes to other participants who submitted quality Demos, yet did not exceed the thresholds. We are planning to release this final list of additional winners by next week.
As per the Rules, we cannot release the scores of the Demos; this fact is part of our guidelines and policies for developer contests which we have used for many contests these past years.
We hope you enjoyed learning about this new exciting technology and encourage everyone to continue their work with the Perceptual Computing 3D camera and our SDK as this technology continues to progress. We encourage all participants to continue to attend the webinars and activities related to Perceptual Computing.
We at Intel value all the Developer’s participation. It makes us better at what we do. Likewise, we want to set the bar high for you, to give you a level of excellence to strive for. We expect the best from ourselves and we hope that you expect the same.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm for the contest, and your participation.