The Phase 2 submission period is now closed.

PHASES 1-2 TOTAL PRIZE POOL

$1.2 million
phase 1: $200,000

$200,000 will be distributed evenly across ten (10) winners

Phase 2: $1,000,000

$1,000,000 will be distributed across up to five (5) winners

The first two phases (March 2019 through September 2019) will award $1.2 million. At NGA’s discretion, additional phases of the challenge may follow Phase 2. These phases, if executed, are anticipated to award an additional $2.5 million in cash prizes plus potential non-monetary incentives.

Phase 1
Ten (10) winners were nominated by the independent judging panel according to official Phase 1 selection criteria. The total Phase 1 prize pool of $200,000 will be distributed evenly across Phase 1 winners, with each winner receiving a $20,000 prize. As part of their acceptance of the associated Phase 1 monetary prize, winners agreed to have a brief synopsis of their concept published on the MagQuest website.

Meet the Phase 1 winners here.

Phase 2
Up to five (5) winners will be nominated by the independent judging panel according to official Phase 2 selection criteria. The total Phase 2 prize pool of $1 million will be distributed across Phase 2 winners. As part of their acceptance of the associated Phase 2 monetary prize, winners will agree to have a brief synopsis of their concept published on the MagQuest website.

Potential Phases 3-4
At NGA’s discretion, additional phases of the challenge may follow Phase 2. These phases, if executed, are anticipated to award an additional $2.5 million in cash prizes plus potential nonmonetary incentives such as access to launch services and a potential advance market commitment.

A potential Phase 3 of the challenge will likely be restricted to winners or other selected Phase 2 solution providers, at the discretion of NGA.  In a potential Phase 3, the challenge would likely require the development and testing of systems that should be capable of collecting data of sufficient quality and quantity for the WMM.

If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, has not complied with the official Rules, Terms & Conditions, or declines the cash prize for any reason prior to award, an alternate winner may be selected. Monetary prizes awarded under this challenge will be paid to the team lead (as designated on the submission form) directly by Luminary Labs through electronic funds transfer. Monetary prize winners are responsible for any applicable local, state, and federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax laws.

Please refer to the official Rules, Terms & Conditions for further details.