Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for VAIGA Agri Hack 2023 as a team?
The registration of teams must be done on www.vaigaagrihack.in by the Team Leader only. The registration process is simple 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 (College/Startup/General Public including Professionals and Farmers) that you want to participate in. You will also have to provide your team’s name in the field provided, which cannot be changed later.
Once you click the Request OTP button, the team leader receives an OTP via Email for verifying the mobile number and Email ID. After entering OTP please click on the ‘Register’ button. On successful completion of registration, you will be redirected to the login page and an email will be sent to your registered email id.
How should we form a team?
A team should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 members. All the team members should come under the same category. A team cannot have a mix of participants under different categories (e.g., if the team is registering under the college category, everyone must be college students and no other category participant is allowed to be in the team).
How would you select a problem statement?
Select the most suitable problem which 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 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.
How do we submit the idea?
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 15th February 2023 11.59 PM. 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.
Are the Problem Statements for the Grand Finale the same as the online hackathon?
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.
What are the selection criteria?
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.
What are the Prizes for winners?
Following the thorough evaluation by the jury, three winning teams within each category will be selected. The prize money for the winning teams will be Rs. 50,000, Rs. 25,000, and Rs. 15,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Unlike other hackathons, VAIGA Agri Hack 2023 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.
Can I change the team members in my team?
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.
Should I bring any verification documents at the Grand Finale?
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 are required to bring their ID Card issued by college along with one of the documents mentioned above.