Posted March 21, 2017 by Eli Madden

Creating the best competitions is hard, but we can make it easy.


ICS has spent years defining the best-practices in competition design and management. Our team has created and managed competitions of all shapes and sizes, from one-day hackathons, to multi-year, million dollar prizes. ICS has designed and managed competitions with more than $8,000,000 in awards, led National Science Foundation grants, and organized workshops with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. We have supported diverse clients including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and international non-profits. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how competitions can work for you.



For early stage clients who are not completely sure how they want to go about using competitions to impact their audience, we host hands-on strategy workshops to walk through all the important details of defining the goals, structure, and outcomes for your competition, to help you analyze all of your options.

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Drafting Compass

Design & Evaluation

We step through all the important aspects of running a wildly successful competition. In this effort we identify and engage industry partners, government leaders, and academic researchers to create the rules, operations plan, and marketing plan that will make your competition a huge success.

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Drafting Triangle


With the competition design documents in hand, we step in to be your boots on the ground, taking on the heavy load of all competition phases.

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