Sponsored by MHI and CICMHE, the purpose of the competition is to recognize outstanding material handling applications and encourage student interest in the material handling industry. Thanks to generous MHI sponsorship, monetary prizes (to be shared among the students on the winning teams) $2,000, $1,000, and $500 will be awarded to first, second, and third-place teams, respectively. Outstanding submissions will also be recognized at MHI events.
Deadline to submit: May 31, 2024 
Project Details 
Submission must come from a faculty member, capstone coordinator, or project mentor. Each project must be submitted separately. The following information is required for submission:
  • Team Information:  Student team members' names and contact information (personal email preferred since monetary prizes will be distributed electronically), faculty nominator name and contact information
  • Project sponsor
  • Project Title
  • Statement about what information submitted can be publiclyFor example, many programs obtain permission from industry sponsors to make the title, abstract, and posters publicly available
  • Project Information
    • Problem or Opportunity Statement
    • Objectives
    • Deliverables and Outcomes
    • Impact and Project Success Measures
  • Uploads:
    • Supporting documentation and evidence of work. Include at least two deliverables required for the students' capstone course (e.g. poster, presentation, report, video)
    • Group photo (preferred) or individual photos of each student. Winning teams will have their photos posted publicly on the website

Submitting a Session Proposal
1. Click "Login" above
2. Select "New User" to create a profile
3. Click the "Submissions tab (it will appear after you've create your profile)
4. Complete the submission form and click "Save & Submit"
5. You can edit your profile and submission or create new submissions at any time prior to May 31, 2024
Review Criteria

Your project will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria:
  •  Project complexity and outcome success
  • Creativity in addressing the problem
  • Potential impact/contribution to the material handling industry
  • Quality of the deliverables
  • Effective communication of the problem, approach, design, and results