The virtual Sustainable Design Challenge offers a fantastic opportunity to inspire and engage the next generation of design professionals while promoting environmental awareness and education.
Sponsorship of this competition goes beyond financial support. Sponsor participation is a key component that provides expert feedback and real-world connection for participants that is unrivaled in the classroom. SCARCE began working with local sustainable design organizations in 2016 for the 10th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. There was such great feedback from participants – students, professionals, and teachers alike – that it became a permanent feature of the program.
16th annual Sustainable Design Challenge – Spring 2022
The 2022 Sustainable Design Challenge will be conducted as a hybrid. Schools, Students & judges may participate either in person or remotely. In person event will be held on April 5th. Virtual Projects are due April 5th by 5pm. Judge evaluations will take place on April 5th in person or April 6th-April 13th. For more specific information on the competition, please refer to the tabs in the sidebar.
Check out what our past sponsors say about the program:
Fields of Interest
Sustainable Design Challenge sponsorship is open to any business or organization that is involved in sustainable design in some manner.
Examples of fields include:
- Landscape Design
- Interior Design
- Provide monetary support for the program (see levels below)
- Provide judges to evaluate student projects
- Participate in Sustainability in Action Meet-Up on Zoom TBD
- Optional: provide video content to help students explore careers within their organization and/or field
Organizations may support the Sustainable Design Challenge at several sponsorship levels. The expectations and benefits of at each level are explained in detail below the table.
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We request that all sponsors participate in the competition by providing two staff members to evaluate student projects. Their expert knowledge and feedback is a cornerstone of this competition. For 2022, project evaluations will be conducted in person or remotely using evaluation forms in Google Sheets. Sample evaluation forms and project details are available in the student info packet. Virtual Judges will have from April 6th-April 13th to complete their assigned evaluations.
All sponsors are welcome to provide additional judges. Please contact email@example.com to arrange it.
Sustainability in Action Virtual Meet-Up – TBD
This year, we ask leveled sponsors to participate in our live, virtual Sustainability in Action Meet-Up on Zoom. An important aspect of the Sustainable Design Challenge is providing students with opportunities to learn about local sustainable infrastructure and explore careers. The Meet-Up will run approximately 1 hour and includes a 30 minute green building tour. Following the tour, each sponsor will have about 5 minutes to share career insights and opportunities. A recording of the live program will be made available for viewing on scarce.org. Meet-up registration link provided after sponsorship registration received.
Video Content (Optional)
We encourage leveled sponsors to share video content to help participants explore careers in the field of sustainable design. The videos should cover topics to help students learn more about sustainable design as it relate to your field. Videos could highlight an interesting project you organization has done or a day-in-the-life in your field, for example. Past participants’ experiences in the Sustainable Design Challenge have steered their plans for higher education and their future career.
Sponsors at the Gold level and above will be included in a post on scarce.org along with other sponsors at this level. The sponsoring organization is asked to provide a paragraph write-up about their organization.
Social Media Highlight
All sponsoring organizations will be featured in a social media post on SCARCE’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The sponsor is asked to provide a 2-3 sentences on their organization and an image for the post.