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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Make Some Green

We are excited to announce the Make Some Green competition, conceived of by Keeseh Studio and sponsored by Sub-Studio (and many other great blogs and publications). Students and design enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the pursuit of ecodesign through an international competition to utilize waste material.

The brief:
A given manufacturing facility creates many copies of a product; therefore they create many copies of their waste material as well. Waste material can be used as raw material for other products or processes; this concept is known as upcycling.

The goal of the competition is to promote upcycling by encouraging the use of wasted materials to generate innovative designs and redefine the standards of environmental sustainability by fostering balance between conservation and development. This competition will provide a stepping stone to help educate viewers of the vast opportunities and future development of environmentally friendly processes, materials, and products.

There are three categories of entry:

Manufacturing Processes:
Explorations of waste material and how it can be manipulated to create new materials or manufacturing processes while minimizing waste and harmful output in these newly developed processes.

Explorations of waste materials and their properties to create beautiful and functional objects/products/furniture.

Utilize waste material in new ways to minimize the enormous quantity of packaging that is sent to landfills – and/or – explore the potential of packaging, that would otherwise be sent to landfills, to create new materials, manufacturing processes, or products.

All entries must be received digitally or by mail no later than October 1st.

Jaime Salm – Creative Director of MIO Culture
Kristi Cameron – Senior Editor at Metropolis Magazine
Allan Chochinov – Designer, Educator, and Partner of Core77
Graham Hill – Founder of TreeHugger

3 entries will win media coverage and recognition of their product or process and one will win a cash prize of $1000.

Visit the competition website for more details.

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