2017 Platinum Pipe Awards
Submission Deadline03/22/2017
Description

The 2017 Platinum Pipe Awards Competition will recognize the most innovative automation ideas for Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant® Review, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical, or SmartPlant Instrumentation. Winners will be announced during HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, June 13-16.

Prizes

The 2017 Platinum Pipe Awards will offer the following prizes:

1. Intergraph Smart™ 3D Awards
          a. 1st place - US$2,000 plus one complimentary registration to HxGN LIVE
          b. 2nd place - US$1,000
          c. 3rd place - US$500

2. SmartPlant® Review Awards
          a. 1st place - US$2,000 plus one complimentary registration to HxGN LIVE.
          b. 2nd place - US$1,000
          c. 3rd place - US$500

3. SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics Awards
          a. 1st place - US$2,000 plus one complimentary registration to HxGN LIVE.
          b. 2nd place - US$1,000
          c. 3rd place - Us$500

All winners will also be featured at HxGN LIVE and in Insight magazine. Note: All monetary prizes are in U.S. currency. If your company does not allow monetary awards, we will make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Prepare Entry

Create the following three items (see Contest Rules section below for more details):

  1. Video showing the automation, no longer than 3 minutes (.avi or .mov format preferred) - time-editing and reasonable accelerated video is acceptable, as long as the automation is clearly visible.
  2. Description of the automation and its business benefits, 300-400 words (.txt, .doc, or .pdf format).
  3. Screenshot image as high-res as possible. Select an image that best spotlights your automation, since it will be used in promotional materials such as Insight magazine if you receive a prize.

Judging

Entries will be judged with equal emphasis on:

  1. Video demonstration
  2. Written description
  3. Innovation
  4. Automation's benefits
  5. Overall quality, thought, and professionalism

The contest judges and/or administrators reserve the right to disqualify entries if they have been inaccurately represented on the entry form, particularly with regard to software contest rules. The judges' decisions are final.

All awards will be presented at HxGN LIVE. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning your entry or the contest rules, please contact Ashley Ranguelov at 1-256-730-3669 or email ashley.ranguelov@intergraph.com.

Rules
  1. You must follow the rules on how to enter. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification.
  2. All contest entries must be automations developed to interact with one of the following: An automation is defined as code that is executed in conjunction with the Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review, or SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics API to interact with the SmartPlant model at object level to create or modify data within the SmartPlant model.
    • Smart 3D
    • SmartPlant Review
    • SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical, or SmartPlant Instrumentation (referred to jointly as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics)
  3. The video demonstration should consist of:
    • Working model / illustration (no longer than 3 minutes) of the automation in progress
    • Ideally recorded from a live action in Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review, or SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics
  4. The description of the automation and its benefits should include (in 300-400 words):
    • How you saw the need for the idea / some background of the development of the idea
    • How the automation works
    • Ways that this automation will increase productivity or accelerate project schedules
    • Any additional information that could help the judges view your entry as innovative and inventive
  5. Employees of Intergraph, Intergraph subsidiaries, partners or third parties, or companies wholly or partly owned by Intergraph are not eligible for the competition.
  6. Each person can have no more than three (3) entries. Each entry must be submitted with a separate Platinum Pipe Awards Approval Release Form.
  7. All entries must be received at the Intergraph office in Madison, Alabama, USA, by close of business on March 13, 2017. Entries can be submitted throughout the year up until this date.
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