The competition will consider twelve categories based on the type of project and its dollar value:
- Energy Solutions/Green Building
- Health Care
- Low Voltage/Technology
- Overhead Transmission
- Street Lighting/Traffic Signal
- Transportation & Infrastructure
For each project category, except for Commercial/Industrial, Low Voltage/Technology, 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 on the following criteria: aesthetics, application, difficulty, innovation, and originality.