Creative Victoria and NGV are offering a $20,000 major prize for the best design idea in the Professional category and $5000 in the Tertiary category in a challenge addressing one of the world’s fastest growing waste problems – e-waste. Teams in each category will have to convince the Challenge jury, chaired by Craig Reucassel from the ABC’s War on Waste, that their idea is the best solution to tackle the 40 million tons of e-waste produced globally every year.
The E-Waste Challenge aims to highlight the capacity and responsibility of designers to contribute to shifting behaviour, raising awareness, redesigning products, or devising smart end-of-life solutions that reduce the negative impacts of e-waste.
Craig Reucassel, Jury Chair, Presenter, ABC’s War on Waste
Bas van Abel, Founder and former CEO, Fairphone, the Netherlands
Rose Read, Director and Co-founder, Ewaste Watch Institute
Richard Hoare, Design and Innovation Director, Breville Group Ltd
Ewan McEoin, The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator, Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV