In Phase 1 of the Mission Daybreak grand challenge, an expert review panel assessed submissions according to the Phase 1 evaluation criteria and advanced leading concepts to a multidisciplinary judging panel. In Phase 2, the multidisciplinary judging panel evaluated submissions from the 30 finalists. The panel recommended the 10 winners based on the official evaluation criteria.
Reviewers and judges were experts with a diversity of perspectives and experiences—from Veterans and clinicians to social workers and technical experts.
Judges recused themselves from evaluating any submissions deemed to present a conflict of interest.