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Building a sustainable future.

Competition Overview

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Welcome to the SMART Competition

In a world increasingly dependent on energy efficiency, sustainability, redesign and reuse, the SMART Competition invites university and high school students to become part of the solution.  Student teams will have the opportunity to use professionally available design software to create their sustainability solution while also having access to international experts who will support their efforts as mentors and sponsors.

Teams are comprised of 3 to 4 students, an educator sponsor, and a technical professional serving as a mentor.  Teams may register for the competition at any time.  Registered teams create their individualized competition schedule, typically 1-3 months in duration.  Any type of school, in any country, is eligible to participate.

There are two competition sessions per year.  Registration for Session 1 ends on February 15.  Judging for Session 1 is from April 1 – May 7.  Registration for Session 2 ends on July 15.  Judging for Session 2 is from October 15 – November 7.

Teams are scored as they complete the competition deliverables.  Periodically the teams are judged, making their  presentations using Internet-based video technology.  Teams will discuss all competition deliverables with the panel of subject matter expert judges.  Annually SMART recognizes the top teams that have completed the judging process.

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News & Announcements

Reminder – SMART Session 2 Begins in June

The SMART Competition has two start dates for the competition schedule.  Even though there are no official competition beginning or ending dates for the competition, SMART has divided its judging calendar into two competition sessions per year. Competition Session 1:...

Educators & Teams

Register your Student Team to participate in the SMART Competition.

Mentors

Mentors provide subject matter knowledge, design support and overall project guidance.

Judges

Being involved as a judge can be a rewarding and challenging endeavor.

Volunteers

The Smart Competition provides many opportunities for individuals to become involved.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS

Overview

Getting Started

Registration

Competition Rules

Resources

Key Dates