Schedule

  • PHASE I CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
    September 5, 2018
  • current stagePHASE I SUBMISSION DEADLINE
    October 15, 2018
  • PHASE I WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
    November 2018
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About the challenge

As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within this mission, one critical issue is finding people in the water. Phase I of the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge invites you to submit a concept for a solution that helps make a person in the water easier to find. The best solutions will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational boaters.

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Awards

TOTAL MONETARY PRIZE PURSE

$255,000

At the end of Phase I of the Challenge, the U.S. Coast Guard will select up to five monetary prize winners and up to five non-monetary honorable mention award winners. The $25,000 Phase I prize purse will be distributed evenly among each of the monetary prize winners.

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Judging Panel

A diverse panel of judges will evaluate submissions to the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, ensuring perspectives are provided across a range of relevant areas of expertise. Our panel of judges are experts in their respective fields, which range from search and rescue to boating equipment manufacturing to technology and design.

Meet the Panel