Region Competitions

All Competition Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

  • All participants (competitors, qualification round judges, authors) must be registered for SoutheastCon 2021.
  • All participants (competitors, qualification round judges, authors) must register for each individual competition they expect to participate in.
  • All competitors must be student members or graduate student members of IEEE in Region 3 at the time of the competition.
  • Only one team is allowed per Region 3 student branch, per competition.
  • All authors must be student members of IEEE in Region 3 at the time that the entry is submitted.
  • All authors must be undergraduates at the time the paper is presented at SoutheastCon.
  • Multiple authors are permitted up to a limit of three.

Paper / Presentation

The Region 3 Student Paper competition is held annually in conjunction with SoutheastCon. Student papers are judged based on written content and oral presentation. All student papers submitted by the deadline are initially judged based on written content alone. The authors of the top papers, based on written content scores, will be invited to SoutheastCon to present their papers. The oral presentations of the papers are scored at SoutheastCon and the overall rankings of the papers are determined according to the scoring system in the attached PDF.

The following is a general guideline for the paper format. Note that both a cover page and a title page are required. The cover page, which contains the author(s) name(s) and student branch affiliation, will be removed before the paper is transmitted to the judges, in order to eliminate any bias in judging.  The title page should not contain the names of author(s) or school affiliation.

  1. Cover page (see Section 9)
  2. Title page (see Section 10)
  3. Abstract (not more than one page)
  4. Introduction
  5. Body of paper
  6. Conclusions and Recommendations
  7. References/Bibliography
  8. Appendices

The paper should be double-spaced using a font no smaller than 10 point. The Introduction, Body, Conclusions, and References together may not exceed 15 pages. These sections together with the Appendices may not exceed 20 pages.

Each paper will be allotted 15 minutes for oral presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers. The RSAC will use a random process to determine the order of oral presentations and will inform the participating schools of their presentation order prior to the conference.

The written content of each paper will be scored by three judges. The oral presentation of each paper will be scored by three judges. The papers will be ranked according to the sum of written and oral scores. Finalists are encouraged to bring three hard copies of their papers for distribution to the judges at the time of the oral presentation.

Website

The Region 3 Student Branch Website Competition is held annually in conjunction with SoutheastCon. The competition is open to all Region 3 Student Branches attending the competition.

Winners of the Region 3 Student Branch Website Competition are eligible to compete in the IEEE Student Branch Website Contest, a worldwide competition encompassing all ten regions of IEEE. The IEEE Student Branch Website Contest is conducted by the Student Activities Committee of the Member and Geographic Activities Board of IEEE.

Entrants in the Region 3 Student Branch Website Competition will be judged based on the guidelines of the IEEE Student Branch Website Contest, which can be found at: https://www.ieee.org/membership/students/branches/website-contest-rules.html

T-Shirt

The Region 3 Student Branch T-Shirt Competition is held annually in conjunction with SoutheastCon. The competition is open to all Region 3 Student Branches, which can submit a T-Shirt or lab coat design.

Each student branch is allowed only one item in the competition. The student branch T-shirt or lab coat design must include the IEEE logo and must have the school name and/or “SoutheastCon 2021” incorporated into the design. Either one-sided or two-sided designs are allowable. For two-sided designs, the student branch should turn in two items for judging.

Student branches must adhere to the IEEE regulations related to the use of the IEEE Logo, which can be found at: https://brand-experience.ieee.org/guidelines/brand-identity/