LEARN| MAKE| PLAY CHALLENGE 2017

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Theme:

Sustainability in NYC

Baruch’s premier creativity and design competition. This year’s theme challenges you to develop innovative solutions for our city’s sustainability challenges.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The LEARN| MAKE| PLAY CHALLENGE 2017 is Baruch’s premier competition focused on creativity and design. This year’s theme is sustainability, which often invokes different images in our minds. As we approach this design-and-make challenge, we ask you to maintain a broad perspective and ask yourselves, “what does sustainability mean to me?” The image below gives you some guidance on how you may focus your perspective to develop your idea and approach your project.

Sustainability Chart

EXPECTATIONS

The time has come to transform New York City and set the foundation for a sustainable society. We live in a densely populated city that needs innovative solutions for its many challenges. We ask participants to identify a problem that resonates with their personal ethos and develop a creative solution that has the potential to change the fabric of the city.

PRIZES

$500 for 1st place

$250 for 2nd place

$100 for 3rd place

RULES

  1. You can work alone or in a group.
  2. Deadlines are firm and you are expected to manage your workload and workflow.
  3. You must incorporate some “maker” technology in your prototype. Resources from the MakerHub are available for your use (arts and crafts, Legos, littleBits, Arduino, and 3D printing).
  4. Outside materials will need to be approved before you incorporate them into your project. We want to make sure we can support you to the best of your abilities.
  5. All participants will pitch their prototype to judges and present on Creative Inquiry Day.
  6. Winners will be announced on Creative Inquiry Day. .
  7. Original ideas, no plagiarism.
  8. Have fun!

JUDGING

Participants will be judged on two key elements: creativity and merit.
While financial viability is not a primary concern, technical feasibility and appropriateness of the solution in relation to the problem will be taken into account.

Judges look for well thought out research covering creativity ability, thoroughness, understanding and clarity, especially when giving the pitch. Judges need to see if you understand the basics of your research. They will look at how significant the project is in its field, how thorough the student was, and how much of the experiment thought and design is the student’s own work.

IMPORTANT DATES

 

  • April 25th      Deadline to submit your final idea/3D  Workshop
  • May 2nd         Pop Up Makerspace/Pitch workshop
  • May 9th         Deadline to submit your completed project
  • May 12th       Pitch day and judging
  • May 18th       Winners announce at Creative Inquiry Day
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