The competition will consider eleven categories based on the type of project and its dollar value:
- Design Build
- Energy Solutions/Green Building
- Health Care
- Low Voltage/Integrated Systems
- Overhead Transmission
- Street Lighting/Traffic Signal
- Transportation & Infrastructure
For each project category, except for Industrial, Low Voltage/Integrated Systems, Overhead Transmission, Residential, and Substation/Interconnection, the award will be based on whether the electrical/technology portion of the project is valued under or over $1,000,000.
The projects will be judged off the following criteria: aesthetics, application, difficulty, innovation and originality.