Submissions will be judged by a panel appointed by the President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) that includes professionals from various engineering fields and the film and media industries. Members of the judging panel will consider the following criteria in making their selections:

  1. Creativity in the content selection and presentation;
  2. Anticipated breadth of public appeal and interest; and
  3. Effectiveness in describing a mega-engineering project and its impact on people and society

The decisions of the judges are final and incontestable.