PM DesignHack 2019
acpm Overview Details Timeline Organizers Apply

Timeline At-A-Glance

All dates are 2019. If you have any questions about the timeline or submission requirements, please contact the competition organizers.

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

graphical representation of the rounds and deadlines of the competition

Round 1

To enter in the contest, teams must submit a 3-minute narrated PowerPoint by January 29 (11:59 p.m. EST). Submissions received after the Round 1 submission deadline will not be considered.

Pitch presentations must:

Judges will review all submissions and select the teams/projects that qualify for Round 2. Teams will be notified by email of the results by February 28.

To submit a project proposal, complete the contest submission form, filling in all fields and uploading your narrated presentation video (wmv files only).

Submission Form

Round 2

Teams selected to participate in Round 2 will be notified by February 28 and may start working together to create all required project package materials. (We recommend using Slack for collaborating virtually with your team members.)

One ACPM member from each team must also attend the in-person Project Facilitation Day to be held in Pittsburgh on May 19. The Project Facilitation Day will provide guidance on the project development phase. Team members will attend talks on the innovation process—e.g., contracting, intellectual property, budget, etc—and receive guidance from mentors on how to elaborate on their proposals.

Following the in-person event, a complete project package must be submitted by the end of the day, May 19 (11:59 p.m. EDT) and include all of the requirements listed in the Round 2 Project Package Submission Requirements document, including:

Judges will review all package submissions and determine the teams/projects that qualify for Round 3. Teams will be notified by email of the the results the following day, May 20 (11:59 p.m. EDT).

Round 3

Teams selected to participate in Round 3 will be notified by May 20 and are expected to make revisions to the project package based on feedback from the judges. A revised project package must be submitted by May 21 (11:59 p.m. EDT), following all instructions in the Round 3 Submission and Pitch Presentation document.

Also part of Round 3 is a live event on May 23, where teams will present their pitch to judges and audience members. Live pitch presentations:

Please review the Round 3 Submission and Pitch Presentation document for a complete explanation of the required components and formatting.


All contest materials should be submitted through the DesignHack Submission Form on the ACPM website.

Submission Form
Submit your project presentation »
Prevention 2019 is the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the premier event for professionals in disease prevention and health promotion. The meeting advances the science of preventive medicine through state-of-the-art educational programming.
Prevention 2019 Call for Abstracts Session Tracks Location
Continuing Education PM Board Review Conference Recordings Lifestyle Medicine
About ACPM Initiatives Membership Benefits
acpm Prevention 2019