Winning individuals or teams will receive the prizes as indicated. Honorable mention awards will be given at the discretion of the judges. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the event organizer at its sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No substitution prize may be made, except by the event organizer, who reserves the right to alter prizes if required by local laws. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and taxes associated with receipt of a prize.


A diverse international jury of leaders in electronics designing, manufacturing, and recycling will review all entries that meet the competition submittal requirements. The jury will select ten finalists in each of the two categories according to the judging criteria set forth below. The decisions of the jury are final.


The Jury will select three finalists from each category to receive ranked awards and monetary prizes (six awards total). Prize money will be awarded to the six winning teams in the following manner: Two Platinum Awards of $5,000 each; Two Gold Awards of $3,000 each; Two Silver Awards of $1000 each. In addition, up to Four (4) Honorable Mention awards of $500 each may be given at the discretion of the judges. The decisions of the jury are final.


A selection of submitted entries will be exhibited to the public through the website and press events. Finalist entries will be screened to the public at the International E-Waste Video Festival and publicized through the website and press events. The organizers will not claim rights to the intellectual property of the entries, but all entrants should know that their submissions will be made public.


The twenty Finalists’ Videos will be presented to a jury and to the public in the International E-Waste Video Festival, to take place on the evening of April 20th, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Finalists are highly encouraged to introduce their video to the gathered audience and jury through online or on-site participation. The International E-Waste Video Festival is a part of the Food/Health/Place/Sustainability Film Series being shown on campus in the spring. This festival directly precedes Roger Ebert’s 12th Annual Film Festival, which takes place April 21-25, 2010 in Champaign-Urbana.

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