The competition, named for late Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, will take place on Jan. 21, 2021, with 24 teams of four to six students. Corporate partners for the competition include HP, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart, with four teams assigned to each corporate partner. Each team will also receive a research budget of $1,000.
After the initial application period, the 24 teams have six weeks to conduct research and put together 30-minute PowerPoint presentations. Five teams will be named semifinalists and win $5,000 of prize money. These teams will advance to the final round, with the overall winning team receiving $20,000. All prize money will be divided between the winning teams and a racial justice cause.