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HomeGrown Simulation Solutions Application

Submission Instructions

HomeGrown Simulation Solutions is a way to display your creative solutions to simulation challenges. Review the following guidelines before beginning the submission process.

1. Submissions are evaluated using the HomeGrown Solutions evaluation rubric that include the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness of the idea
  • Identification of the problem
  • Presentation of the solution
  • Ability of others to replicate the solution

2. Submissions must be the original work of the submitting author(s). The submitter retains the liability of the submission. Each submitter must complete the permission form that indicates the submission is an original idea. The NLN SIRC Intellectual Property Release form is available to preview before submission. The submission will not be evaluated and will be removed from the site if there are any questions about the original author.

3. Company names may not be mentioned in the submission.
4. Photos of the item are required. Up to five photos may be submitted. Required photos should show:

  • The item in stages as it is being created
  • The item fully created
  • The item in use
    The HomeGrown Solutions site administrator will decide which pictures will be posted with the solution.

5. Video is optional, but encouraged, and should show the item being developed and in use. Videos may not exceed 10 minutes in length and must be filmed in landscape mode. Videos must be posted on YouTube to be considered for inclusion on HomeGrown Solutions.

6. Completed submissions are reviewed after four annual deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

7. All completed submissions received after midnight on the due date will be considered during the next submission period. There are no exceptions.

8. The lead contributor for each submission will be notified via email when the review period is complete (approximately two months after the submission deadline).

9. Only submissions accepted by the HomeGrown Solutions Selection Committee are posted on the SIRC website. The contributors will be credited for their work and the lead contributor will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Click the Next button below to begin your application.