The contests at the AITP NCC® are designed to give students an opportunity to test their skills in scenarios that mimic real-world business problems.
Our contest leads come from a wide range of business and academic backgrounds and work hard to make sure the competitions are realistic, fair and fun to compete in. Almost everyone involved in the contests at AITP NCC® is a volunteer, so a few things to keep in mind:
- Things don’t always go perfectly – if you experience any problems during a competition (or the conference as a whole), keep your cool and talk to someone in charge – chances are they will be more than happy to help you out
- Integrity is key – we make substantial efforts to keep the contests fair, and we ask that you do your part by adhering to the rules and eligibility guidelines. Importantly, we ask that you NEVER put your name or the name of your school on any contest submissions. We have a strict anonymous evaluation system – any submissions that violate this policy will be subject to disqualification.
Keep in mind this is a national competition, so expectations are high. Many of the competitions are designed so it is difficult to meet all the requirements in the allotted time, so don’t fret if you don’t complete everything. Our skilled team of judges, problem statement writers and contest coordinators are on the lookout for the best of the best solutions, but not necessarily “perfect” solutions.
While it is impossible to give detailed feedback on every submission, our goal is to provide maximum team feedback beyond recognizing the top three contest winners. Most competitions will recognize additional teams with an honorable mention and sample and/or winning solutions will also be posted on this web site after the conference.
Additional contest information, changes, and updates will be published on this web site, so keep an eye out as AITP NCC® approaches!