How to Submit Your HomeGrown Solution

Please read these guidelines before beginning the submission process. HomeGrown Simulation Solutions is a way to display your creative solutions to simulation challenges.

  1. Submissions are evaluated based on the following criteria:
    • Uniqueness of the idea
    • Identification of the problem
    • Presentation of the solution
    • Ability of others to replicate the solution
  2. Submissions must be the original work of the submitting author(s). The submitter retains the liability of the submission. Each submitter must complete the PDF permission form that indicates the submission is an original idea. Download the intellectual property release form. The submission will not be evaluated and will be removed from the site if there are any questions about the original author.
  3. Company names may not be mentioned in the submission.
  4. Pictures of the item are required. Up to five pictures may be submitted. Required pictures should show:
    • The item in stages as it is being created
    • The item fully created
    • The item in use
  5. Video is optional, but encouraged, and should show the item being developed and in use. Videos may not exceed 10 minutes in length. Videos should be posted to a YouTube.com, and the embed link indicated in your submission.
  6. Completed submissions are reviewed four times a year: January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.
  7. All completed submissions received after midnight on the due date will be considered during the next submission period. There are no exceptions.
  8. The lead contributor for each submission will be notified via email when the review period is complete (approximately two months after the submission deadline).
  9. If the submission is accepted, it will be posted on the SIRC website. The contributors will be credited for their work; the lead contributor will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
  10. Once a submission is accepted and posted on the SIRC website, it will remain on the site and be removed only through the decisions of the HomeGrown Solution site administrator.