SolidWorks Green Design Contest honoring EarthDay

So what are your plans for the Earth Day? How about doing some for mother Earth and win some grand prizes in return?

If you’re interested to do something then SolidWorks team has come with Green Design Contest on this Earth Day.

The Challenge

Imagine that wealthy entrepreneur “Sir Richard Doylson” has decided to launch a new airline powered solely by algae-derived biofuels, called Greenair. Your firm, SWUGN Enterprises, has been charged with designing new “green” airport terminals for Greenair, and (of course), terminals need chairs. It’s up to you to design a chair worthy of the Greenair name, and Sir Richard’s execs will be judging your work.

Who can Enter

  1. Professional designers (“Commercial”)
  2. Current Students (“EDU”)
  3.  SolidWorks Value Added Resellers (“VAR”)

Judges and Judging Criteria

The judging panel consists of industry and academic experts:

• Al Dean, Editor-in-Chief, Develop3D and Develop3D Sustainability magazines
• Sol Diamond, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
• Josh Mings, Owner/Editor, SolidSmack.com
• Mark Buckley, VP of Environmental Affairs, Staples

• Stephen Endersby, Simulation Product Manager, SolidWorks
• Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation, SolidWorks
• Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Product Manager, SolidWorks

To qualify as an entry, your chair must satisfy the following criteria.  

  1. Form 
  2. Function 
  3. Environment 

Click here for the detailed Official Rules.

The best part: Prizes

For professionals:

Grand Prize (1): Four nights at Chaa Creek Rainforest Eco Lodge in Belize 

Runners Up (5): Apple® iPad® 2 with Wi-Fi mobile digital device. Let us equip you with the latest in geek chic: an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi.

Honorable Mentions (20): We’ll show you our appreciation for your outstanding green design effort by outfitting you with some great SolidWorks gear.

 For Students:

Grand Prizes (2): 

First Place: A trip for two to SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego, CA, where you’ll be recognized for your winning design; plus, an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi for taking all of your notes. 
Second Place: A trip for two to SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego, CA, where you’ll be recognized for your winning design. 

Runners Up (5): Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi mobile digital device. Let us equip you with the latest in geek chic: an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi. Honorable Mentions (20): We’ll show you our appreciation for your outstanding green design effort by outfitting you with some great SolidWorks gear.

 For Resellers:

Winning Entries (3): Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi mobile digital device. Let us equip you with the latest in geek chic: an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi. 

For more details, see the Enter the Contest page.

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