Judging/Pages for Awards

Standard URL Pages for Medals and Awards

To make it easier for judges to find relevant documentation, we have created pages in your wiki template for specific awards and medal criteria with static (unchangeable) links. If your team wants to be evaluated for an award/medal, you will need to document your achievements related to this award/medal on these pages.

For example, if you wish to compete for the entrepreneurship award, you must document your work on https://2021.igem.org/Team:[NAME]/Entrepreneurship. Below you will find a list of all of the pages for specific awards and medal criteria in your wiki template.

The judges will be directed to these pages from static links within the judging form. If your documentation for an award is not on the page encoded by the static link, your team may not be judged for that prize.

What does this mean? Regardless of how you style your wiki, you will need to preserve the designated URLs in order to be evaluated for the awards listed below. Beware! Web design packages that create their own dynamic links will not work!

So where are the links? Your team wiki will include all of the necessary pages by default. You can refer to the list of pages below, as well. Be sure to use your official team name space. For example: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2.


When striving for an award, note that it is not sufficient to simply fulfill the award criteria. You will need to convince the judges that you have satisfactorily fulfilled the criteria. If the judges are not convinced after reading your documentation (on your wiki and on the Registry) and seeing your presentation, you may not be awarded the prize.

Evaluated Pages for Medal Criteria

For full details on the 2021 Medal Criteria, please read this page.

Below are links to the team "Example2" evaluated pages for medal criteria. For your own pages, please replace "Example2" with your team name to find the page on your wiki, or navigate to that page using the menu in your team namespace.


All criteria must be met:


All criteria must be met:


At least three (3) criteria must be met:

Evaluated Pages for Special Prizes

Below are links to the team "Example2" evaluated pages for awards. For your team to be eligible for these awards, you must edit the corresponding page and show what you have achieved.

Award: Link to page be edited:
Best Education https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Education
Best Hardware: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Hardware
Inclusivity Award: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Inclusivity
Best Integrated Human Practices: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Human_Practices
Best Measurement: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Measurement
Best Model: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Model
Best Plant Synthetic Biology: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Plant
Best Software Tool: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Software
Best Supporting Entrepreneurship: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Entrepreneurship
Best Sustainable Development Impact: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Sustainable
Safety and Security Award: https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Safety

Awards with no required standard page:

  • Best Basic Part
  • Best Composite Part
  • Best Part Collection
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Wiki
  • Track Awards (based on total body of work, not any specific page)

Team wiki pages not tied to awards

The lists above show the wiki pages that will be evaluated by judges for specific awards and the four awards that are not tied to a specific page on your wiki. There are also a number of other pages that you are encouraged to make that the judges will look at, but not evaluate for specific awards.

While these pages are not specifically linked to prizes and awards evaluated by judges, they may be looked at by the judges, other committees, or members of the iGEM community. For example, safety is not evaluated by the judges, but is assessed by the iGEM Safety Committee.

Page name Page URL
Team home page https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2
Team https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Team
Experiments https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Experiments
Notebook https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Notebook
Results https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Results
Parts https://2021.igem.org/Team:Example2/Parts

Instructions for Evaluated Pages

The pages that are used to evaluate for medal criteria and awards are picked up by the system. In order to be considered you will need to delete the alert box from the top of the page.

Be sure to NOT comment out the alert box, the code will pick up the class name " judges-will-not-evaluate" and will think you do not want this page to be reviewed.

Delete the following code:

<div class="column full_size judges-will-not-evaluate">
<h3>★ ALERT! </h3>
<p>This page is used by the judges to evaluate your team for the <a href="https://2021.igem.org/Judging/Medals">medal criterion</a> or <a href="https://2021.igem.org/Judging/Awards"> award listed above</a>. </p> <p> Delete this box in order to be evaluated for this medal criterion and/or award. See more information at <a href="https://2021.igem.org/Judging/Pages_for_Awards"> Instructions for Pages for awards</a>.</p>
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