FAQ

Rules & Eligibility

Who is eligible to compete?
  • Business and engineering students pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s or MBA degree.
  • Only open to two-member teams with at least one female member.
  • Only open to two-member teams with at least one female member.
  • Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.
  • English competency is generally required, both verbal and written.
  • No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.
What programs are considered eligible business and engineering programs?

Students pursuing any business or engineering-related degree are eligible to compete, given that they fulfill the rest of the eligibility requirements stated above.

Can I enter the competition as an individual?

You must sign up for the competition as an individual. However, to submit a full entry you must form a team of two and make one submission per team. Entries by individuals who are not part of a team will not be accepted.

Do I need to provide proof of enrollment?

If you are selected as a finalist, you need to provide an official document from your university confirming your enrollment and student status. The document can be obtained from your student services centre, international office or one of your professors.

I am studying abroad, do I compete as a resident of my home country or the country where I am currently living?

You should compete as a resident of the country that you are currently living in. For example, if you normally study in England but you are currently doing a semester abroad in China, you count as studying in China.

How will submissions be screened?
  • There will be two rounds of screening. In the first round Schneider Electric will select semi-finalists based on the quality of their initial case submissions and eligibility compliance.
  • These students will be coached by assigned Schneider Electric mentors to polish theirideas before competing in the semi-finals round.
  • From the semi-finalist teams Schneider Electric will select the top 10 finalist teams who will be given the chance to present their ideas live at the final event in USA in October 2018.
What can I win?

One winning team will win a job opportunity at Schneider Electric as well as a fully sponsored VIP trip around the world where they will get to visit Schneider Electric offices. The winning team can choose Schneider Electric offices in two countries to travel to. The specifics of the offered position will match the requirements of Schneider Electric.

What happens if I don’t adhere to all the rules?

Sqore, the competition organizer, reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not follow the rules as stated.

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What are the judging criteria when selecting the semi-finalists?

In the first round Schneider Electric will select global semi-finalists based on the quality of their initial case submissions and eligibility compliance. Special attention will be paid to the innovativeness and feasiblity of the submitted ideas.

The Competition Process

How do I enter the competition?
  1. Sign up for the competition by entering your name and email.
  2. Fill out your Profile page.
  3. Form your team on the Team page
  4. Submit a great idea.
  5. Finalize the competition submission by the application deadline.
When is the deadline?

The deadline for your submission is 12 PM (noon) GMT, June 1, 2018. Check what the deadline time is in your country.

When will the results be announced?
  • Semi-finalists will be announced based on the regional timelines
  • September 3, 2018 - 10 finalist teams announced
  • October 2018 - Grand finale in USA, during which the winning team will be selected
Will I receive a certificate of achievement for my participation?

Yes, all participants who submit their case solution and finalize the challenge will receive a digital certificate from Sqore, sent to their email upon completing the challenge. The certificate will include individual quiz scores.

If my team is selected as semi--finalists, can we present an idea synopsis that is different from the initially submitted idea?

No, your semi--finals synopsis description should be similar to what you have submitted in the initial application phase. It should be developed based on your initial submission.

Technical Support

I did not receive a confirmation email after signing up for the competition. What should I do?
If you did not receive a confirmation email within 5--10 minutes, try checking your spam box. Otherwise, please report the problem to info@gogreeninthecity.com.
What if my university name is not listed?
If the name of your university is not listed, please inform us at info@gogreeninthecity.com.
I am having difficulty loading the page. I think it may be a browser issue. What are the recommended browsers to enter the challenge?
The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, or Internet Explorer 10.
Why will the system not let me finalize my submission?
You need to make sure that you have completed your profile, formed a team, and uploaded the case solution to the Team page. If the issue persists, please report the problem to info@gogreeninthecity.com.
I am having trouble uploading my case submission. What could be the problem?
Make sure the documents you submit are either .pdf or .jpg and do not exceed the 15 MB limit. Furthermore, do not use special characters (such as á,à,ä,ó) to name your documents.

Contact

The Go Green in the City challenge is organized by Schneider Electric.

If you have any questions regarding the competition process or the competition platform, please write us an email to info@gogreeninthecity.com.