How to Enter  

Learn about the Phase 2 Submission Requirements for the

 mFIT Challenge  


Phase 2: Virtual Demonstration, Evaluation of Prototypes, and Open Source Contest 

During this final phase of the mFIT Challenge, contestants will develop an application for a mobile device that will allow law enforcement officers to capture high-quality digital fingerprint data without the need to carry additional equipment. Contestants are asked to submit a mobile device loaded with a functioning application that captures fingerprint image files on the left and right hands (including index and middle fingers).


Walk-On Contestant Option: NIST will accept up to five Phase 2 submissions from “Walk-on” teams. Walk-on contestants are contestants who meet all eligibility requirements defined in these Official Rules. To compete in Phase 2, Walk-on contestants will submit all materials required for Phase 2. Walk-on contestants will not receive prize awards associated with Phase 1 during the Phase 2 competition.

How to Participate

Phase 2 Submission Requirements 

Mobile Fingerprint Application with Mobile Device

Technical Description (4 Pages Max)

Demonstration Video (not to exceed 20 minutes)

Video Requirements

Shipping and Submission Deadline

For full description of submission requirements, please refer to the Official Rules.

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