Register for the July 24 webinar to learn about technical considerations for Phase 2.

  • Call for phase 1 submissions

    March 21, 2019
  • Phase 1 submission deadline

    May 16, 2019
  • Phase 1 winners announced

    June 20, 2019
  • Call for Phase 2 submissions

    June 20, 2019

    Phase 2 is open to solvers from Phase 1, as well as new solvers who did not participate in the first phase of the challenge. Submit here.


    Success in Phase 2 may require greater breadth of expertise, and participants have the opportunity to form expanded teams. More information on potential team collaboration can be found here.

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    Webinar: Key differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2

    July 10, 2019

    This informational webinar covered the key differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2, including format, fidelity, and a new opportunity to connect with others in the solver community. The session concluded with a live Q&A. 

  • Webinar: Technical considerations for Phase 2

    July 24, 2019

    This webinar will include a deep dive on magnetometer technologies, potential sources of data interference, and examples of applications. Sign up here.

  • Phase 2 submission deadline

    August 28, 2019

    The challenge will stop accepting submissions at 4:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Submit here.

  • Phase 2 winners announced

    September 2019

    Up to five (5) winners will be nominated by the judging panel according to official Phase 2 selection criteria. 


    At NGA’s discretion, additional phases of the challenge may follow Phase 2.