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Engadget is accepting applications for its second Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, offering makers and innovators a chance at $25,000 to help position promising new hardware projects for crowdfunding success.

The Insert Coin competition is aimed at helping makers with financial and promotional support. The competition brings together Engadget editors, readers, and a panel of expert judges to help identify great new gadgets.

The Judges’ Choice winner will receive $10,000 and the Readers’ Choice winner will receive $15,000, an Engadget review, and the chance to debut their product on stage in front of press, attendees, and a live online audience at Expand NY, Engadget’s bjg consumer tech  show Nov. 9-10 at New York City’s Javits Center.

At the inaugural Insert Coin event in San Francisco, the Ziphius aquatic drone won both Readers’ Choice and Grand Prize awards, taking home a grand total of $25,000. They later launched a successful Kickstarter campaign. They say they will start shipping to backers in March.

Click here to learn more and submit projects.


Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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