Role Models Student Design Competition

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Impacts of design decisions are far-reaching, inescapable, and indisputable. As designers, the questions we continually ask ourselves are: how does what I make impact the world at large? What materials am I using? Who am I designing for and are my designs inclusive? How can materials be used in new, healthier, and innovative ways? That’s where you come in!

What’s in it for you?This is your chance to be a role model to the rest of the design world by sharing your innovative approach to healthier design. As well as winning a $1,000 cash prize, you could generate media exposure and kick-start your career, plus earn the esteem of your peers.

How are Winners Chosen?We will choose winners who exemplify healthy material innovation and advocacy in design. Entries can include models, prototypes, artwork or visual media. We also require documentation of the design process through pictures, drawings/short videos, etc. Another important requirement is an annotated life-cycle diagram summarizing the carbon impact of your design in order to understand how your design responds to the current global climate emergency.

Who is Eligible?For the first year, we are extending the contest to students internationally.To be eligible to enter, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking design program.