Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Inspire the World with your Ecosmart idea!
Acer Incredible Green Contest encourages students at all level to create green-centric applications to generate innovative and sustainable solutions embracing energy saving, carbon reduction, ecological conversation, and other environmental issues. Most importantly is to increase awareness and understanding of caring for a green environment among general public.


Eligibility:
Who can enter

  • Students at all ages worldwide
  • Actively enrolled at an accredited educational institution prior to 31-Oct-2012

Team V.S. Individual

  • Individual contestant and team contestants are all encouraged
  • The size of a team must not exceed 5 members
  • Duplicate entry is NOT permitted

Eligibility verification

  • Verification process will begin when you advance to the Semi-Final Round

Others

  • All entry materials must be submitted and presented in English language
  • Finalist teams will (up to 2 members/team) travel to Taipei, Taiwan to complete the final stage evaluation
  • We will disqualify any incomplete or illegible project entries

Award and Prizes:

  • Cash prizes
    • Gold Award (1 team) US$60,000
    • Silver Award (2 teams) US$35,000/team
    • Bronze Award (4 teams) US$20,000/team
    • Special Jury Award (TBA) US$10,000/team
  • Special prizes for People’s Choice Award winners
  • Finalist teams (up to 2 members/team) fly to Taipei Taiwan for COMPUTEX 2013 and complementary sightseeing tour
  • Tech gadget prizes for semi finalists
  • Cash prize of total US$5,000 research grant for Finalist team mentors
  • All entrants to receive a Certificate of Participation

Competition Elements:

  • Earth Friendly 40%
  • Reality Friendly 40%
  • Innovation Friendly 20%
  • Concerned factors such as climate, conservation, affordability, applicability, and availability may be leveraged in your project submission

The organizers reserve the right to change or modify the contest rules.

Schedule

Team up(1~5 members)
Registration by 31-Oct-2012
Primary Stage Entries Submission (online only) by 15-Nov-2012
Semi-final Shortlist Announced by 07-Jan-2013
Secondary Stage Entries Submission
(powerpoint presentation & video) by 25-Feb-2013
20 minutes Interview via Video Conference
between 04-Mar-2013 to 15-Mar-2013


Finalist Shortlist Announced by 15-Mar-2013

Final Stage Entries Submission
(video demonstrations, models, simulation, prototypes etc.) by 15-May-2013
Finalists Weekend between 02-Jun-2013 to 03-Jun-2013
Award Ceremony 04-Jun-2013


Important Dates to Keep in Mind:
Registration Opens: 01-Jul-2012
Registration Closes: 31-Oct-2012 at 11:59:59 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Entry Submission Deadline: 15-Nov-2012 at 11:59:59 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Further information visit http://greencontest.acerfoundation.org.tw/

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