As you head into the final few weeks of YiA, it's time to consider how you will communicate your innovation to the judges.
Communication is one of the YiA judging criteria, worth 5 out of 25 points - so it's a pretty big deal! A great innovation will only take you so far...you also have to prove that you can communicate your idea through writing, sketching and prototyping, and your video.
Your worksheets are a good way to either make or break your written communication with the judges. They will be looking for sheets that are fully filled in and easy to understand so be thorough and direct.
This is your chance to walk the judges through your innovation process, from identifying a problem to your customer research to the end point: your unique product or service.
Have you included any photos, drawing, sketches or prototypes within your worksheets? Using visual aids helps get across your idea and also shows the judges that you have done your research and put in the hard yards.
Now that we're just weeks away from the deadline, it's time to consider your video. You only have 30 seconds – use them well!
Creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand. Being creative throughout your communication process will grab the judges's attention, making them sit up and listen.