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Third International E-Waste Design Competition

Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” generated by computers, TVs, cameras, printers, and cell phones, is a growing global issue. Through the Third International E-Waste Design Competition, participants are asked to explore solutions to both remediate the existing e-waste problem and prevent e-waste generation in the future.

The spirit of this competition is to prompt the industrialized world to dialogue about product designs for environmentally responsible green computing and entertainment.

Registration for the Third International E-Waste Design Competition Starts on 1st September 2012!

The International E-Waste Design Competition is open to anyone 18 years or older who is currently attending college, or who graduated from college since May 2010. Teamwork across disciplines, backgrounds and ages is encouraged. One entry per person or team is allowed. Students are not allowed to be on more than one team, but students are allowed to submit a project with one team and additionally submit one individual project.

The goals of this competition are to learn about ways to reuse e-waste for new and productive means, explore your own ideas for how to address e-waste problems and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design for current and future computing technology products. We invite you to create a broad range of design concepts and innovations for technology products that demonstrate fresh approaches and responsible solutions for green computing technologies. Engineering, design, sustainability, or business knowledge will be helpful but not required for success in this competition.

Competition categories:

  • E-Waste Prevention
    An entry in the E-waste Prevention category must focus on decreasing the amount of e-waste generation. The entries in this category should focus on new products or services.
  • E-Waste Reuse
    An entry in the E-waste Reuse category must reuse old e-waste components in order to create a new product.

For a lot more details, please visit the official website.