Show off your projects that use Simulink and you could win up to $1,000.

Simulink Student Challenge

MathWorks celebrates the talent, creativity, and spirit of students using Simulink. Enter the Simulink Student Challenge for your chance to win up to $1000 (USD) by submitting your original video that shows what you’ve accomplished using Simulink.

Find inspiration by checking out the projects in winning videos from recent challenges here.

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Challenge Details

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2020: Submission deadline (1 p.m. ET)
  • December 8, 2020–January 5, 2021: Judging
  • January 13, 2021: Winners announced

Prizes for Winning Teams

  • 1st Place – $1000 (USD)
  • 2nd Place – $500 (USD)
  • 3rd Place – $250 (USD)

How to Enter

  1. Create an original video that includes:
    • Short introduction of your problem or application
    • Demonstration of how you used Simulink
  2. Upload your video to YouTube or Youku (China only) with the tag “#SimulinkChallenge2020” in the title of your video
  3. Submit an entry form by December 4, 2020 (1 p.m. ET)


  • All entries will be judged by MathWorks application support engineers on a 100-point scale using these criteria:
    • Appropriateness of entry to contest theme (30-point maximum)
    • Creativity and originality of the video (40-point maximum)
    • Depth of knowledge demonstrated in the challenge solution (30-point maximum)
    • File Exchange entries that go with video submissions could be eligible for bonus points (5-point maximum)
  • If two or more videos receive the same winning score, the corresponding submitters will receive the same prize.
  • The top three winners will be notified via email and announced on this page. Social media posts may also be used to announce the winners.
  • Decisions by the judges are final.

Challenge Rules

  • You must currently be an enrolled student at a degree-granting institution.
  • MathWorks employees are not eligible.
  • If two or more videos receive the same winning score, the corresponding submitters will receive the same prize.
  • Video and titles must be in English.
  • Video length should be three to five minutes.
  • Teams can enter, but each team should designate only one representative per entry who receives the prize should that team win.
  •  Participation is free.

Past Winning Simulink Student Challenge Videos for Inspiration

2019 1st Place (tie)

Velocimeter using Advances Digital Filters (VADER)

2019 1st Place (tie)


2019 2nd Place

Robotic Arm on Caterpillar Tracks

2019 3rd Place

Smart Grid Incorporating Electric Vehicle