Frequently Asked Questions
The registration of teams must be done on www.vaigaagrihack.in by the Team Leader only. The registration process is simple and as follows:
Visit www.vaigaagrihack.in and click on the ‘Register’ button. Then create a login ID for the respective team.
Fill all the required fields. Select a category (School/College/Startup/General Public) that you want to participate in. You will also have to provide your team name in the provided field. Once you click submit, the team leader receives OTPs for verifying the mobile number and email ID.
The team leader will also receive an email verification link on the given email ID. After completing the verification, the team leader can add the details of the team members.
Once all the details are added, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
A team should consist of a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 5. All the team members should come under the same category. A team cannot have a mix of participants under different categories (eg. if the team is registering under the School category, everyone must be school students and no college student is allowed to be in the team).
Select the most suitable problem you think you can effectively solve using the available resources. A team can select only one problem statement and will not be allowed to change once chosen. The competitions will be conducted within each category and there will be winners from each category.
The best way is to list all the problems, scroll over them one by one, and understand the problem statement.
First, develop an overview of the solution. How would it work?
Now, How would you effectively implement the solution? What is the technology behind your solution? How would it actually work?
Look for corner cases where you can’t think of ways to provide the best possible solution, exception cases, find its solution, ask others, seniors, friends, for solving those cases. Keep in mind that you may be asked questions related to your submitted solution from experts from the industry.
The ideas can be submitted only by the team leader by log in to the online portal. Submission dates should be strictly followed. The last date for submitting the ideas is 31th Januay 2021. No exceptions will be made on the submission date. Team leaders must log in on www.vaigaagrihack.in to select the problem statement of their preference and submit their ideas.
Yes. Teams will get shortlisted by analyzing the solutions submitted to their selected problem statement. And, the same problem statement will be provided to the teams for the 36-hours long live hackathon at Grand Finale.
Evaluation criteria will include the novelty of the idea, simplicity, clarity, cost effectiveness, social relevance, and viability of the project. The decision of the jury is final and they reserve the right to disqualify any team at any stage of the Hackathon.
Following the thorough evaluation by the jury, three winning teams within each category will be selected, which in turn summed to 9 winning teams in total. The prize money for the school category teams will be Rs. 25000, Rs. 15000, and Rs. 10000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Both the college and open category will be awarded with Rs. 100000, Rs. 75000, and Rs. 50000 for first three positions respectively. Also, three farmers who propose most innovative ideas will be given Rs. 50000 each.
Unlike other hackathons, VAIGA Agri Hack 2021 also ensures many other benefits to the participants including job opportunities, scholarships, industry exposure, and even opportunities to develop their ideas into practical models by participating in the hackathon.
Team members, except the team leader, can be changed before the final date of the solution submission. Team leader cannot be changed under any circumstances.
All members of the teams that have been selected to the grand finale must bring any government-approved identification documents (Aadhaar, Passport, Voter’s ID Card, etc.) at the venue. Student teams (school & college) are required to bring their ID Card provided by college, along with one of the documents mentioned above.