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Awards

All teams participating in the iGEM Design League will be eligible to compete for several awards.

We have different types of awards, from Track Awards and Special Prizes to Community Awards, Finalist Awards and the iGEM Design League Grand Prize.

A certificate for any earned award will be issued to the whole team selected by our judges.

Disclaimer: All of the following tracks are subject to our judge's discretion, and the iGEM Design League staff has no sway over the outcome of any category.

Track Awards

Teams will compete for track awards. Each prize will be awarded at the discretion of the judges based on how impressed they are with the level of excellence demonstrated by teams in each specific field.

Special Prizes

Special prizes are awarded to honor the most unique contributions to iGEM Design League. Each prize will be awarded at the discretion of the judges based on how impressed they are with the level of excellence demonstrated by teams in areas iGEM Design League values.

Best Project Presentation

Best Design Implementation

Best Genetic Circuit Design

Best Human Practices and Social Impact Project

Best Computational Biology Approach

Best Entrepreneurship and Innovation Approach

Best Biosafety and Biosecurity Approach

Best Arts Approach

Diversity and Inclusivity Award

SDG Award

Local Heroes Award

Vision Award

Finalists

The judging panel will select up to three (3) teams as finalists, based on the overall excellence of their projects. The finalists will compete to be the Design League Grand Prize Winner.

All finalists are awarded a finalist certificate, however, only the iGEM Design League Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a Trophy as well as special support to continue the build, test and learn cycle of their project.