Enter the Competition

Please visit the Competition Tracks page for details about project requirements and judging criteria to prepare your project file. When your project file is ready, return to this page to enter the competition. If you are entering as a team, any team member can complete the competition entry process for the team, but all subsequent communications will be with the designated team captain. Please read all instructions below before starting the submission process.

Step 1: Complete the Copyrights Form

Click on the button below to download the Copyrights form. Print, fill out, sign, scan and save as a PDF file. Make sure all names on the Copyrights form are spelled the same way as when you enter the competition. This PDF file will be submitted together with your project file in the subsequent steps.

Creative Commons Copyright Transfer Form

Next Steps:

  • If you have a GMAIL email account, please follow Steps 2A and 3A below to enter the competition. 
  • If you do not have a GMAIL email account, please skip to Section B and follow Steps 2B and 3B to enter the competition. 

Section A: If you have a GMAIL email account

     Step 2A: Access the competition entry form online

  • Open any browser and login to your GMAIL email account
  • Open a new tab in this browser and go to this webpage: ieee-lml.org/enter/
  • Click on the “ENTER COMPETITION” button below to access the competition entry form online.
ENTER COMPETITION

      Step 3A: Submit your files

  • Fill out all the questions on the form. Make sure you spell names the same way as on your Copyrights form. Because you are also logged into your GMAIL email account, the form will work with your GMAIL email address.
  • In the last step of the form, upload your project file and your Copyrights PDF file, then submit. You are done! 

Section B: If you do not have a GMAIL email account

     Step 2B: Download the competition entry form

  • Download the competition entry form by clicking on the “DOWNLOAD COMPETITION ENTRY FORM” button below
Download Competition Entry Form

     Step 3B: Submit your files

  • Print out the entry form. Fill out all the questions manually on the form. Make sure you spell names the same way as on your Copyrights form. Scan and save the entry form as a PDF file.
  • Login to your email account and start an email to letsmakelight@ieee.org
  • In this email, you have 2 options to send us your files, depending on their size:
    • If your file sizes exceed your email account size limit: upload your Copyrights PDF, your entry form PDF and your project file to your personal cloud storage account, and send a link to those files in your email to us. Your cloud storage account could be Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or similar. Make sure you give access to the address “letsmakelight@ieee.org”.
    • If your file sizes do not exceed your email account size limit, simply attach your Copyrights PDF, your entry form PDF, and your project file to your email to us. You can also zip them into a single zip file.
  • Once you have sent us your email with your files uploaded, or a link to your files, you are done!