We are proud to announce the winners in the $10,000 Veterans Online Memorial Challenge

By the submission deadline, there were 46 entries to the challenge. And after careful review by the evaluation panel the award recipients are as follows:


Grand Prize winner ($5,000 USD each)

Kyle Barney’s entry (USA) - A History for Every Veteran - Combining federal veteran records with genealogical/family history materials to produce an individualized history of each American veteran.


Finalists ($1,000 USD each)

Amit Solanki’s entry (USA)- Remember the heroes - missed but not forgotten - Web and mobile app that will allows user to use location and camera to quickly search veteran profile and interact with it and api platform.


Arwin Abaigar’s entry (Philippines)- In memoriam: the Veterans - Celebrating the life of our resting veterans by using a state of the art way of remembering them.


Bright Chidzumeni‘s entry (Malawi) - A RESPONSIVE AND INTERACTIVE MEMORIAL PLATFORM - Creation of a platform that has two kinds of users with different user tools; the ones related to the veterans and the public.


Moh Benyoucef‘s entry (France)- Memorial Portal - My concept is an open platform. It allows the communication with mobile applications, social networks and virtual immersions.


Richard Balauro‘s entry (Philippines)- Valiant - An interactive online platform with partnership with lifograph to Honor fallen heroes


Next Steps

The Veterans Online Memorial Challenge on HeroX is just the beginning of a series of challenges to build a Veterans Online Memorial.  These challenges will be held on the Topcoder platform and you can follow along and compete here.  The ideas entered here provide a great base of ideas and features that might be considered for inclusion in the final Online Memorial!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the innovators who entered the challenge. While only the innovators listed above are receiving the prizes, there were so many other insightful solutions, we are confident that many of the innovators in this challenge will do great things in the future in. Thank you all for helping make this challenge a success and hope you will join us in the future Topcoder Challenges!