Microchip Giant Board Contest

Contest rules


You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at the time of entry:

  • You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development and
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this contest; and
  • You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of an employee of any of the following companies: Electromaker, Mouser, Microchip or Crowd Supply.
  • Projects cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest.
  • Project owners must be granted permission and / or obtained licences for any submitted materials.


To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

  • You must create a free Electromaker account and register as a participant for this contest.
  • Your original idea must be submitted via the idea form.
  • Projects should be submitted in the English language.
  • The Microchip Giant Board must be used as the platform for your project.
  • Projects must be the work of the submitting individual (i.e. no plagiarism).
  • Submissions must be entered by the deadline outlined in the content brief.
  • Participants agree their project details may be shared and promoted for the purposes of marketing by the competition organisers.

Prizes and giveaways

  • The competition organisers will make available a maximum of 50 Microchip Giant boards to successful applicants.
  • One development boards per completed application.
  • Once the 50 boards have been given away, no further boards will be offered.
  • No cash alternative will be offered.
  • The following prizes are being offered:
    • First Prize: $1,250 Cash
    • Second Prize: $500 Cash
    • Third Prize: $250 Cash


February 3rd 2020 : Project ideas submission form open

March 3rd 2020: Project ideas submission form closed

March 5th 2020: Giantboard shipped to successful applicants

July 7th 2020: Project writeup submission deadline

July 14th 2020: Announce contest winners