There are two groups of tracks: Themed Tracks and the High School Track.
Waste and Circularity
Energy and Transportation
Food and Agriculture
Teams competing in the High School Track are NOT required to adhere to a specific topic but still must be related to climate action.
For more details about the high school track, see here
All students enrolled at any university or high school globally or on gap year are eligible to compete.
PCV Prize teams compete in groups of 1-5. Depending on your track, different eligibility rules may apply. The PCV Prize team reserves the right to determine a team’s eligibility.
All team members must be currently enrolled students, at either the high school, undergrad, or graduate school level. We recommend teams solely consisting of high school members to participate in the high school track.
All team members must be currently enrolled in a high school anywhere around the world.
All competitors need to register for the PCV Prize. Registrants receive the latest updates on all events and sessions.
Verify your eligibility by registering individually here!
Team registration is now open here!
(Individual competitors must also register as a team.)
The top 3 winning finalists will receive $5000, $2500, and $1000 respectively. All competitors will have access to speaking events and mentorship opportunities from industry leaders.
|Category / Criterion||Points (100)|
|Has the team conducted thorough research into the climate-related problem they are targeting? Is there evidence that they have gathered unique and specific knowledge during information discovery?|
|Is the team capable of implementing their proposed solution?|
|Does the team have a deep understanding of the inner workings of their solution?|
|Environmental Impact Analysis||/ 20|
|Has the team conducted a thorough analysis of their environmental impact? (i.e. both quantitatively & qualitatively, etc.)|
|Does this idea specifically address climate change?|
|Market / Competitive Landscape||/ 15|
|Has the team conducted a thorough review of their market?|
|Has the team conducted a thorough review of their potential competitors?|
|Has the team established or identified their competitive advantage?|
|Style and Presentation||/ 10|
|Was the team’s video presentation easy to follow and understand?|
|Did the team create a high-quality, professional slide deck?|
|Wow Factor [Anything that makes them truly stand out]||/ 10|
|Total Points||/ 100|
(*High School Track only)
The 12 teams that won the previous round will now have their projects judged live by professionals in various fields such as engineering, sustainability, economics, etc. This round will incorporate live judging during time slots that teams can sign up for. Live Judging will occur on Zoom. These judges will decide on two teams to move forward to the final round.
Two finalists from each track will move on to the Final Round.