The Global Finalists will be reviewed by an executive committee from NASA and NASA Space Apps 2023 Space Agency Partners. These judges are leaders and executives at the agencies with a variety of subject matter expertise. Each Global Finalist project will be evaluated by each executive judge. This committee will nominate teams for one of ten Global Awards:
- Best Use of Science
The solution that makes the best and most valid use of science and/or the scientific method.
- Best Use of Data
The solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application.
- Best Use of Technology
The solution that exemplifies the most innovative use of technology.
- Galactic Impact
The solution with the most potential to improve life on Earth or in the universe.
- Best Mission Concept
The solution with the most plausible concept and design.
- Most Inspirational
The solution that captures our hearts.
- Best Storytelling Award
The solution that most creatively communicates the potential of open data through the art of storytelling.
- Global Connection Award
The solution that best connects people around the world through technology.
- Art & Technology Award
The solution that most effectively combines technical and creative skills.
- Local Impact Award
The solution that demonstrates the greatest potential for local impact.
The team or individual that created the winning submission for each of the categories above will be known as the “Global Winners.” Global Winners will be announced via Space Apps social media and appear on spaceappschallenge.org in January 2024.