September 23rd – December 13th 2019 | VIRTUAL CONTEST | 14+ Event
2019 Competition Closed
The 2019 IBM Q Awards Competition Has Ended
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If you missed out this year or want to be the first to know about what we have in store for next year's IBM Q Awards, please pre-register below.
Teach Me Qiskit Video Award:
Create a video presentation (single or multiple videos) on a specific focus topic in quantum computing supported by an interactive tutorial (single or multiple Jupyter Notebooks) that uses Qiskit and the IBM Q Experience.
First Place: $1,500
Teach Me Qiskit Award
Awarded for: Best interactive self-paced tutorial (single or multiple Jupyter Notebooks) that explains a specific focus topic in quantum computing using Qiskit and the IBM Q Experience.
First Place: $1,500
Teach Me Quantum Award
Create university-level course-materials for a lecture series incorporating the IBM Q Experience and Qiskit.
First Place: $8,000
Second Place: $4,000
Third Place: $2,000
An open-source framework for working with noisy quantum computers at the level of pulses, circuits, and algorithms.
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IBM Q Experience
To get started quickly, work with quantum circuits and run experiments on real quantum systems on the IBM Q Experience – the most widely used and accessible quantum cloud platform. Easily program with Qiskit seamlessly integrated into the platform, so no installation is required. View Here.
- Submissions must use Qiskit or the IBM Q Experience as part of their project.
- Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 14 years old, are allowed.
- A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
- All team members must have accepted the 2019 Participation Agreement at the time they register to be eligible. Please review the participation agreement to see the complete contest guidelines.
- Applications must be new and built for the 2019 competition, but they may use code that was open sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of September, 2019.
- Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.
Individuals who are 14+. People employed by a government-owned entity may be allowed to participate but may not be allowed to collect the cash prize. Employees of IBM may not participate.
Team may be created in advance using the IBM Q Virtual Hackathon Hackathon.io site and will be comprised of one to five individuals.
Remember that each of your teammates need to register individually, but your final submission can be as a team.
We use www.hackathon.io as a hackathon event facilitation platform. Please review individual award categories for the specific criteria used to judge that category.
All code developed as part of this Contest Program must be “fresh”, meaning that the portion that’s included in the main source code repository has been developed explicitly for this Contest Program and that all existing dependent libraries are equally available to all participants. Before the start of this Contest Program, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. To keep things fair, all code used in a Submission must be written during the Contest Period. You may use any coding languages or open-source libraries.