This will be a series of incentive prizes intended to encourage the development and demonstration of significant sounding rocket and launch vehicle technologies and systems.  As this is intended to be a recurring competition, the specific goals will change from year to year, but there will be 3 major categories to the competition, each with allocated prize money.  The competition also aims to engage with partners in industry as well as government agencies, to provide them the opportunity to help develop specific challenges to encourage the development of specific technologies or skill sets that the partner organization deems valuable.