Judging/Pages for Awards


Pages for Evaluating Criteria for Medals and Awards

New in 2017:

The medal criteria have changed in 2017. Please read through them carefully as there are significant differences this year.

There are now two pages where you can fulfill a medal criterion and compete for a special award with a single page. These pages are Gold Integrated and Model. Your team can complete the Gold Integrated page to compete for the HP gold medal criterion (gold #1) and the integrated HP award. You can compete for both the model gold medal criterion (gold #3) and the best model award.

To make it easier for judges to find relevant documentation, we have created pages in your wiki template for specific awards and medal criteria with static (unchangeable) links. If your team wants to be evaluated for an award/medal, you will need to document your achievements related to this award/medal on these pages.

For example, if you wish to compete for the entrepreneurship award, you must document your work on https://2017.igem.org/Team:[NAME]/Entrepreneurship. Below you will find a list of all of the pages for specific awards and medal criteria in your wiki template.

The judges will be directed to these pages from static links within the judging form. If your documentation for an award is not on the page encoded by the static link, your team may not be judged for that prize.

Why are we making this change? Since specific pages on your wiki can be hard to find, we created these evaluated pages with static links to help the judges find the information they need to evaluate specific awards. When you create your project wiki, you are not limited to using only these evaluated pages, however; you may organize additional project information as you wish.

What does this mean? Regardless of how you style your wiki, you will need to preserve the designated URLs in order to be evaluated for the awards listed below. Beware! Web design packages that create their own dynamic links will not work!

So where are the links? Your team wiki will include all of the necessary pages by default. You can refer to the list of pages below, as well. Be sure to use your official team name space. For example: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2.

Remember: When striving for an award, note that it is not sufficient to simply fulfill the award criteria. You will need to convince the judges that you have satisfactorily fulfilled the criteria. If the judges are not convinced after reading your documentation (on your wiki and on the Registry), you may not be awarded the prize.

Evaluated Pages for Medal Criteria

Below are links to the team "Example2" evaluated pages for medal criteria. For your own pages, please replace "Example2" with your team name to find the page on your wiki, or navigate to that page using the menu in your team namespace.


All criteria must be met:


All criteria must be met:


At least two (2) criteria must be met:

Evaluated Pages for Special Prizes:

Below are links to the team "Example2" evaluated pages for awards. For your team to be eligible for these awards, you must edit the corresponding page and show what you have achieved.

Award: Link to page be edited:
Integrated Human Practices: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/HP/Gold_Integrated
Education & Public Engagement: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Engagement
Measurement: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Measurement
Model: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Model
Basic Part: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Basic_Part
Composite Part: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Composite_Part
Parts Collection: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Part_Collection
Software Tool: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Software
Hardware: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Hardware
Entrepreneurship: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Entrepreneurship
Applied Design: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Applied_Design
Plant: https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Plant

Awards with no required evaluated page:

  • Best Wiki
  • Best Poster
  • Best Poster
  • Track Awards (based on total body of work, not any specific page)

Team wiki pages not tied to awards

The lists above show the wiki pages that will be evaluated by judges for specific awards and the four awards that are not tied to a specific page on your wiki. There are also a number of other pages that you are encouraged to make that the judges will look at, but not evaluate for specific awards.

While these pages are not evaluated by judges, they may be looked at by other committees or members of the iGEM community. For example, safety is not evaluated by the judges, but is assessed by the iGEM Safety Committee.

Page Link to non-evaluated page:
Team home page https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2
Team https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Team
Description https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Description
Design https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Design
Experiments https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Experiments
Notebook https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Notebook
Results https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Results
Parts https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Parts
Safety https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Safety
Human Practices summary page https://2017.igem.org/Team:Example2/Human_Practices

Instructions for Evaluated Pages

The pages that are used to evaluate for medal criteria and awards are picked up by the system. In order to be considered you will need to delete the alert box from the top of the page.

Be sure to NOT comment out the alert box, the code will pick up the class name " judges-will-not-evaluate" and will think you do not want this page to be reviewed.

Delete the following code:


This page is used by the judges to evaluate your team for the medal criterion or award listed above.

Delete this box in order to be evaluated for this medal criterion and/or award. See more information at Instructions for Pages for awards.