The competition is open to anyone who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes technology products in the skydiving field. The competition includes three categories and will award thousands of dollars in cash prizes:
- Jumper Experience: technology that specifically serves the individual jumper
- Drop Zone Tools: tool or service specifically designed to aid in the operation of drop zone facilities
- Safety and Training: technology that improves the sport’s safety or individual safety
Additionally, Merit will name a winner for a solution that connects with Merit's data using their REST API, which defines a set of functions that developers can use to perform requests and receive responses. To get a key to connect to Merit's data, you must be a Merit Org and request access.