Please note that entrants are encouraged to use written documentation. Entrants are also welcome and encouraged to document their work in other ways (verbally, poster, video, etc). Written documentation is not expressly required to enter the competition, but entrants are responsible for providing the judges with clear and authoritative evidence of their research and processes. If an entrant chooses to present documentation in a video or verbally, it should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Due to time constraints, all documentation MUST be submitted in advance of the competition. The deadline for submission of documentation is January 10th. Documentation should be e-mailed to the Deputy Kingdom MOAS, Mistress Elena Hylton (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions/concerns involving accessibility please reach out to us in advance of the competition, we are committed to making this competition as broadly accessible as possible and have many possible solutions we can discuss. See On Accessibility for more information.
Written documentation is assessed for the information it provides, not spelling or typos, to improve access for people with language-based disabilities and non-native English speakers.
We also welcome documentation submitted in languages other than English if needed, but please reach out to us as soon as possible to ensure time for translators/appropriate judges to be arranged, and no later than December 15th.
Entrants are encouraged to provide a brief (1/3 to 1 page) overview of their entry to be read by those visiting their entrant page. Additional written documentation is highly encouraged of all entries, however, primary written documentation should be no longer than 8 pages (not including references, content lists, images, or appendixes). Appendixes may be used to convey supplemental information—things such as images, tables, charts, excerpts from historic texts, detailed descriptions of processes undertaken, etc. Judges will be asked to review these appendices as time allows, however, the information most important to understanding your project should be included in the main text.
Documentation should be in its final form by the deadline listed above. If additional information or corrections become available after documentation is submitted, entrants may verbally inform their judges during their judging time slot, but cannot ask judges to read any updated documentation.