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Rules and Conditions

STM32 Application Design Contest Schedule and Conditions

Contest Schedule

Contest Launch Announcement 30 October 2013
Start of Project Submissions1 30 January 2014
End of Project Submissions Midnight (PST), 21 March 2014
Project Judging2 21 March – 11 April 2014
Announcement of Winners3 15 May 2014
Shipping of Prizes  Prior to 28 May 2014



  1. Projects must be submitted at between 30 January and 21 March 2014. Users who have added hardware extensions to the EvoPrimer platform must send their hardware to KEOLABS prior to 21 March 2014.
  2. A panel of technical and lay judges from the contest sponsors will evaluate the entries based on technical and functional criteria.
  3. All prize winners will be individually contacted.

Project Details

Participants are not limited in the number of projects that they may submit for entry in the contest.

Submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

Projects must use an original, unmodified "EvoPrimer” or Open4 development platform and STM32F429 target board. Optional hardware extensions can be used, with respect of the following.

  • With every project, the added components must be commercially available.
  • For every project containing added hardware components, the participant must supply the schematic and send a prototype to KEOLABS of all the additional components (without the EvoPrimer). The additional hardware must be received at KEOLABS before the closing of the competition.


  • Projects must implement the Chrom-ART Accelerator™ on the STM32F429.
  • Projects must be developed using the RKit-ARM from Raisonance.
  • Complete project source files must be supplied as well as the executables. Note that all the projects will be published on the website. Therefore, the participants must accept the rules of this web site.
  • Projects are not required to be programmed as CircleOS applications.
  • Projects mustn’t contain any risks for other users nor for third party users (i.e. the project mustn’t contain anything dangerous or destructive).


  • Projects must be accompanied by a document describing the software and the hardware components used (if any). All source files must be readable and clearly commented.
  • Acceptable formats of documents are Microsoft Word, ASCII text, PDF. Acceptable formats for graphic files such as photographs, block diagrams, screen shots and schematics are JPG and PDF.
  • All documentation and comments must be written in English.

Who may submit a contest entry?

Everyone can enter, with the following exceptions:

  • Anyone living in a country, province, or state where the competition is prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted under national, federal, provincial, state and local laws, rules, or regulations is ineligible.
  • Participants who are residents of a country, state, or province that prohibits unregistered contests or requires the organizer of the competition to post a bond are ineligible.
  • Participants who are residents of a country where this type of competition is not authorized under certain conditions (particularly your age) must verify these conditions.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects that can be submitted by any one participant.

How to submit a project entry for judging

The Projects must be submitted through the Internet on the website.

The registration form contains the following information:

  • Email address (corresponding with login ID)
  • Surname*
  • Name*
  • Address*

* Note: This information will only concern the winners and will be asked directly by email.

  • Eligibility:     All participants must certify that they comply with all the eligibility conditions.
  • Project Title:     Limited to 40 characters.
  • Abstract:    Description of the project. Limited to 512 characters.
  • Project (.zip):    The project will be posted as a unique ZIP file containing all files, executables and documentation.

The participant must confirm that all files and sources used respect all the copyright and trademark laws.

The participants must accept that their project will be published on the stm32circle web site so that the project is visible for others to see (the projects will be visible by the end of the submission period).

The participant must certify that the software application used respects all the software requirements specified in the rules for this contest.

  • Hardware:    If the project has additional hardware elements, the participant must certify that all these elements are in accordance with the hardware requirements specified the rules for this contest.
    If you win, the prototype hardware will be kept at KEOLABS for demonstration purposes. If you don't win, KEOLABS will send the prototype back to you if you wish.

How to win

All entered projects will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the contest sponsors. Projects are judged on their qualities in the following areas:

  • Originality
  • Utility
  • External quality
  • Internal quality

The popular vote will be factored in to the external quality evaluation.

Participants must agree to abide by all the decisions made by the panel of judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to the competition.


The cash prize awards will be awarded from a total prize allotment of $10000. Value for prize categories, special prize categories and winner will be announced via the site

Prize categories include:

  • Grand Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Third Prize
  • Honorable Mentions

All prize winners will receive Raisonance “Enterprise” development tool sets (no code size limitations) and EvoPrimer STM32F429 tool platforms with EvoPrimer-LAB standalone programming and application monitoring upgrade.

The overall value of the prizes is evaluated $19000 (including $10000 in cash prizes).