•   almost 9 years ago

definition of soft/non-durable goods and agricultural products

I need some clarification on these items from the eligibility summary page:

"Some product categories are not eligible: Your product can not be: a consumer non-durable (e.g. food, garments, cosmetics, etc.), agricultural product; weapon"

So to clarify:
-any kind of wearable item that is not a garment would be eligible? jewelry, a backpack, purse. what about a watch or arduino enabled coat?
-is a hydroponic food growing chamber considered an agricultural product, and thus ineligible?
-would a product that provides a non-lethal defense to being mugged or shot on the streets of NYC be ineligible?



  • Manager   •   almost 9 years ago

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for writing and for your interest in New York's Next Top Makers. Let me address your questions one by one.

    1) Wearable items and accessories that are not garments, like the examples you mentioned, could be eligible provided they meet the other requirements in the rules. A watch or a garment that includes wearable technology could also be eligible.

    2) This could be eligible and fall into the "Equipment" category. The agricultural products excluded are agricultural output, like crops. So, for example, if you've genetically modified a potato, that would not be eligible.

    3) Yes, this would fall into the weapon category and would not be eligible.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. We do hope you'll enter the competition. Thank you.


  •   •   almost 9 years ago

    Thank you for clarifying this for me.
    I definitely plan on submitting some designs.

  • Manager   •   almost 9 years ago

    Hi Robert,

    That's wonderful. We look forward to receiving your submission(s).


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