One of the first questions we’re typically asked by teams planning to register for the SMART Competition is “What is the competition schedule?”.  The normal answer is that the competition begins in August/September and the final judging is in April/May.  We include the competition schedule as an attachment and provide the link to the SMART Competition URL that takes you back to the Key Dates tab.

That’s changing this year!  We’re creating an intelligent scheduling system.  The system will allow a team to select its own starting date.  Based on our experience, the various delivery dates will be automatically calculated based on historical team performance.  Team start, delivery dates and the date for the final presentation are based on individual team performance versus an arbitrary “competition year”.


Watch for more information and announcements.

For additional information, contact Mike Andrews,


The SMART Competition ( is a STEM and Career and Technology Education (CTE) education program that provides high school and university students with a practical real-world design challenge that addresses sustainability, green design, localized power generation, architecture, the environment and the community.  The competition is open to all students who attend public, private, parochial, charter and home-based schools or participate in informal education programs.  The competition is designed to attract all students without regard or bias of gender, race, socio-economic or academic performance level.