This post was written by ISTC staff member Kirsten Walker.
The International Sustainable Electronics Competition is currently underway and any students interested in entering have until 4:59 pm Central time on November 1, 2013 to complete their entries. The competition is operated by the Sustainable Electronics Initiative at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center . For this competition, participants explore ideas to address the social and environmental impacts of electronics, and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design for current and future technology products. Entries can be made in one of two categories–“Product” and “Non-product”–with criteria that incorporate the ideas of reuse and prevention throughout. This allows for students of all disciplines to participate in ways to reduce the generation of electronic waste and extend electronic product life cycles.
Teamwork across disciplines, backgrounds, and ages is encouraged. One entry per person or team (5 person maximum) is allowed. The competition is open to current college and university students as well as recent graduates from universities around the world. Registration is FREE. Expert jurors award cash prizes to the top three projects in each category. Don’t miss the submission deadline is November 1, 2013 at 4:59 Central time. Winners will be announced on December 5th.
Entries must include an original video composition uploaded to YouTube, along with supporting materials uploaded to the registration page of the competition web site. See the competition web site, www.ewaste.illinois.edu, for details on registration requirements.