2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition

"...we're living in the ReGeneration, which includes people of all ages throughout the world who want to make a difference in improving the Earth we all share."
Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell, Inc.

Watch the winning videos from the 2013 competition.

Note that the categories and judging criteria have changed for this year's competition (formerly known as the International E-Waste Design Competition). If you have previously participated, please read the "Rules" section carefully to learn more about the changes.

2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition Winner Announcement Press Release

Competition Rationale

Ever wonder what happens to your electronic waste?

Electronic waste, or "e-waste," including computers, TVs, cameras, printers, and cell phones, etc., is a growing global issue. Through the International Sustainable Electronics Competition, participants are asked to explore solutions to remediate the existing e-waste problem, prevent e-waste generation in the future, and foster a more sustainable system for electronic device development, use, and management.

The spirit of this competition is to prompt the industrialized world to dialogue about product designs and non-product concepts for environmentally responsible green computing and entertainment. The goals of this competition are to learn about ways to extend the useful lifecycle of electronic products, reuse electronic scrap for new and productive means, explore own ideas to address the social and environmental impacts of electronics, and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design for current and future technology products. We invite you to create a broad range of concepts and innovations to address these issues. Engineering, design, sustainability, or business knowledge will be helpful, but are not required for success in this competition. We encourage participation from interested students and recent graduates from any academic discipline. See the "Rules" section for complete details.