Eligibility and Important Dates

Because part of the intent of the Maurice Prize is the learning during the development of the innovative idea you as a student have, the process starts with you registering your intent to compete for the Maurice Prize. You then are responsible to work and develop your idea/innovation followed by submitting a final submission of your “Formal Analysis”. A team of judges will evaluate the written submission and select a limited number of finalists to present to the judges in person.

Download Maurice Prize at the University of New Hampshire Information Sheet (.pdf)


  • The Maurice Prize at UNH is limited to UNH undergraduate students only
  • Can be submitted as an individual UNH undergraduate student or as a team of UNH undergraduate students
  • NO class projects or papers are eligible to win the Maurice Prize
  • Previous winning ideas are not eligible to submit again
  • Projects are of the student/team’s choosing but are required to be extra-curricular and not used as part of any academic credit course including independent study

Important Dates:

  • Registration on Intention to Compete:  September 2, 2019 -  December 2, 2019
    • This step is REQUIRED!
    • The earlier this is submitted, the more time you have to work on your project. Time worked on project will be part of the evaluation criteria.
  • Work on the Project until the Submission of Formal Analysis Deadline of March 11, 2020
  • Submission of “Formal Analysis” Due:  March 11, 2020 by 11:00 am
    • REQUIRED - See requirements of Formal Analysis in Submission Information section
    • Email to ECenter Associate Program Manager Allison Bell at allison.bell@unh.edu or deliver in person at the ECenter (21 Madbury Road, Durham, NH)
    • Formal Analysis from each individual/team will be reviewed by the Judges from March 11 - March 29, 2020
  • Finalists Announced and Notified:  March 30, 2020
  • Finalist Presentations:  April 21, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the ECenter
  • Winner Announced*:  April 21,  2020 by 6:30 pm 

              *Subject to change. All teams will be informed prior of date changes.