Acer Foundation Launches the First Incredible Green Contest
Bioggio, Switzerland (2012-09-10)

Acer Foundation launched the first annual Incredible Green Contest to promote better and greener living environment. The competition, open to students at all levels worldwide, aims to encourage the development of innovative and sustainable solutions leading to energy saving, and carbon emissions reduction, as well as to increase awareness around environmental issues.

“Acer Foundation is proud of being the organizer of the contest to enhance awareness and understanding of caring for a greener environment, and we are excited to see innovative approaches to sustaining our environment,” said Richard Lai, executive director of Acer Foundation.

The theme of the contest is “2020 Future TechLife enabled by green innovation” and the objective is to encourage students to draw form what they learn at school to create methods or products that makes our earth greener. Promoting environmental care should be a concern for everyone, across ages and nationalities; this is why Acer foundation decided to involve students worldwide to share their ideas for more sustainable solutions.

An old Native American proverb says "Mother Earth is not here for us to use, it is on loan to us from future generations." Acer shares this concept and is committed to sustainable development and improvement of human life. And this is why the company created the Incredible Green Contest to start a new wave of environmentally friendly products and thinking.

The contest is open to student at all levels that can register individually or with a team of maximum 5 members. Participants can register online, until October 31st, 2012, while the deadline for the submission of the entries is November 15th, 2012.

From the pool of competing entries, Acer Foundation will select up to twelve finalists. Submitted entries will be evaluated by a panel of experts based on essential factors of earth friendliness, reality friendliness and innovation friendliness. Plus, factors such as climate, conservation, affordability, applicability, and availability will be taken into account.

The final projects shortlist will be announced by March 15th, 2013 and the Award ceremony will be held on June 4, 2013. The winner will be awarded a US$60,000 and there will be prizes also for the second and third placed, plus a Special Jury Award.

There will also be Special prizes for People’s Choice Award winners, the projects that will be more voted by people online.

Additional details including eligibility, awards, and submission guidelines are available at http://greencontest.acerfoundation.org.tw

TIMETABLE


Registration Opens:

01-Jul-2012

Registration Closes:

31-Oct-2012 at 11:59:59 PM GMT

Entry Submission Deadline:

15-Nov-2012 at 11:59:59 PM GMT

Semi Finalists

 

Shortlist Announcement:

07-Jan-2013

Entry Submission Deadline:

25-Feb-2013

Interview with the Judges (via the internet):

04-Mar-2013 to 15-Mar-2013

Finalists:

 

Shortlist Announcement:

15-Mar-2013

Entry Submission Deadline:

15-May-2013

Interview with the Judges:

02-Jun-2013 to 03-Jun-2013

Winner Announcement:

04-Jun-2013

People’s Choice:

 

Voting Opens:

07-Jun-2013

Voting closes:

14-Mar-2013

Winner Announcement:

15-Mar-2013

Winners Notification:

 

A full list of all winners will be published on our website following the close of each Competition round.