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Enter the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge for a chance to win up to $4,000!March 15th, 2015

cradle to cradle competition

Green design industry leader Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute teamed up with 3D software giant Autodesk to launch the first-ever Product Design Challenge—with up to $4,000 in cash prizes up for grabs! Open to product design students and professionals, the inaugural competition requires participants to first complete the free 1-hour, online course Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products for the Circular Economy, which will teach designers about Cradle to Cradle’s innovative and circular approach and goal to eliminate the concept of ‘waste.’ Designs may be submitted immediately following completion of the course, and must be received no later than March 15, 2015. A cash prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded in each of the three categories: Student (currently enrolled in a higher education program); Professional (working in the design profession); and use of the Autodesk Fusion 360 tool; participants are eligible to win up to two categories for a total cash prize of $4,000.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
March 15th, 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
March 15th, 2015

LINK:
http://www.c2ccertified.org/connect/2015-product-design-challenge

AWARD/PRIZE

Cash prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded in each of the three categories: Student (currently enrolled in a higher education program); Professional (working in the design profession); and use of the Autodesk Fusion 360 tool. Autodesk Fusion 360 is an integrated 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) tool for product development, merging industrial design, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing with the benefit of cloud collaboration. If the Autodesk Fusion 360 tool is used, the judges could declare a participant winner in two categories, awarding the victor USD $4,000.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Entries will be evaluated on: design considerations that promote circularity; anticipated next life of the materials; identified path to reuse; choice of materials (non-toxic and cyclable); usefulness; and beauty. For full submission requirements and official rules, please visit C2CCertified.org/Challenge.

JURY

The judges of the challenge bring a range of expertise in innovative design. Debera Johnson, executive director of Pratt Center for Sustainable Design, founded the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation and under her leadership has helped launch 25 design-driven enterprises. Chair of the 50th Anniversary Conference of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Surya Vanka is a designer, corporate leader, educator, and author who has worked at the leading edge of designing physical and digital experiences for over 25 years. Aly Khalifa is a design innovation expert whose collaborations have garnered 23 patents, been nominated for a Grammy Award, and exhibited in the Louvre. Alex Lobos is an assistant professor of Industrial Design, Miller Professor for International Education, and extended program faculty at Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

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