ABOUT THE CONTEST

Everyday, a third of the food produced in the world goes to waste.

 

 This occurs throughout the food value chain, which is the route food takes from the farm to your plate. For this year’s challenge, we invite you to design a system or device that helps reduce or eliminate food wastage at any stage of the food value chain.

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The challenge is open to all students enrolled in junior colleges, polytechnics, and Integrated Programme (IP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and international schools in Singapore & NSFs aged between 17-21.

 

Closing Date – 26 June 2016

 

You may only participate in one category of the challenge.

INDIVIDUAL

Participate in this challenge as an individual

Submit a description of your robotic system or device that helps reduce or eliminate food wastage at any stage of the food value chain (using less than 1,000 words).

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GROUP

Participate in this challenge as a group (3 to 5 members)

Submit a description of your robotic system or device that helps reduce or eliminate food wastage at any stage of the food value chain (using less than 1,000 words).

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An A1-size softcopy poster that describes  your robotic system or device in a creative manner.

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PRIZES

Individual

1st Prize – $500

2nd Prize – $300

3rd Prize – $200

Merit Prize – $100
(7 merit prizes to be given away)

Group

1st Prize – $2,000

2nd Prize – $1,500

3rd Prize – $1,000

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DETAILS

 The system or device can help reduce or eliminate food wastage at any of the 6 stages (but not limited to) of the food value chain.

1. Production
2. Processing
3. Manufacture & Distribution
4. Restaurant & Retail
5. Preparation
6. Consumer

 

Closing date for submissions – 26 June 2016.

Winning entries will be notified – 11 July 2016.

 

You can read the Terms & Conditions of the contest here.

  • DESCRIBE

    Describe your design concept in sufficient detail (less than 1,000 words) so that we can assess its feasibility. For the Group category, an additional A1-size softcopy poster that describes your robotic system or device in a creative manner is needed as well.

  • DEMONSTRATE

    Demonstrate your idea clearly through drawings, diagrams, photos, or even videos. The size of each submitted file should not exceed 10mb.

  • Register

    Create an account here and prepare to submit your idea for the contest.

  • Submit

    Log in to your account and submit your essay and any supporting documents.

  • WAIT

    Wait for our judges to review all submissions and we will notify the winners on 11 July 2016.

Your idea to reduce food wastage starts here.

Other than the cash prizes, all winners will be invited to SUTD for a unique 2-day robotics workshop to bring their solutions to life!

 

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