EWB Challenge Program Rules

Teams are eligible to participate in the 2012 EWB Challenge on the provision that they: 

  • Are enrolled in a first-year university course in Australia or New Zealand (International universities affiliated with an Australian or New Zealand university may participate in the 2012 EWB Challenge. However team travel expenses to the Australasian awards ceremony are not covered by the program).
  • Have 4 – 6 members.
  • Respect the privacy of all participating organisations and communities. Under no circumstances are participants to contact the communities or partner organisations directly. 
  • Comply with the EWB Challenge submission requirements
  • Acknowledge that ideas and designs entered into the EWB Challenge program become the right of EWB to use for the development of its projects at no cost.


Universities are eligible to participate in the 2012 EWB Challenge based on the following provisions:

  • A participation fee of $2000 (AUD) + GST per university per year. This fee provides important funding to support the administration of the EWB Challenge including presentations at universities, communication with students and lecturers, website, resources and the development of future design briefs.
  • The EWB Challenge will be incorporated into first year design subjects offered by universities during Semester One and/or Two.
  • Individual universities will decide how to integrate the program into their curriculum. 
  • Each university may enter an unlimited number of teams into the program within the home institution.
  • Each university will be responsible for assessing their own teams’ submissions and selecting up to four team submissions for external judging in the international finals.
  • All submissions for Australasian judging will be judged against a common set of criteria and guidelines. These criteria are outlined in the EWB Challenge review criteria
  • A multidiscipline engineering judging panel will decide upon a short-list of four to six entries in each region, selecting the top team in the region to attend the Australasian awards presentation.
  • Final judging will be based upon both the original entry and the presentations.