The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge incentivizes and inspires the design community to envision viable product design solutions for the circular economy, powered by Cradle to Cradle® design principles and certified materials. The final round in a series of six design challenges to run through early 2018, this challenge is presented by the Institute in partnership with Autodesk, with support from Arconic Foundation. To date, the Challenge series has received more than 466 entries from 406 designers in 30 countries.
Past Best Student Project & Best Use of Aluminum: MyEcoWall by Caterina Vianna and Ferran Gesa, Eina University Center of Arts and Design
"The Design Challenge is an engaging opportunity to reconsider the way we design and make products from a place of abundance, while eliminating the concept of waste," said Lewis Perkins, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. "The competition gives designers and students a chance to develop innovative solutions to challenges they see in the world. We are proud to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation to participate and activate these principles in their work."
The Institute will award prizes across the following categories: Best Overall Project, Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified Materials, Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 software, and Best Use of Aluminum, and each prize will receive promotion through media channels and $2,000 US—and projects have the chance to win multiple categories for winnings of up to $8000.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions for the sixth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge are being accepted from September 12th through December 1st, 2017. Winners will be announced in January.
There is no entry fee for the Challenge. To be eligible, entrants must complete a free two-hour online course, Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products for the Circular Economy.
Entries are invited across four categories:
· Best Overall Project
· Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified Materials
· Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360
· Best Use of Aluminum
Applications for Cradle to Cradle must be submitted by December 1, 2017. Get started here! View previous winners here.