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HeroesToo Design Challenge 2020-21: Creative ideas in a pandemic

Putting your imaginative spirit to test, the HeroesToo Design Challenge2020-21 aims to promote creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities among the student and wider community, while addressing social and environmental issues.

The challenge is open to teams from primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong as well as the wider GrabCAD community. The teams will have to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for social distancing issues while retaining the essence of ‘pre-social distancing’ normalcy.

Purpose:
● Promote creative thinking, problem-solving skills and encourage teamwork

Theme:
● Out-of-the-box and inspired sustainable ideas/solutions to tackle the problem of social distancing in learning environments (classrooms/libraries/home/etc.).

Detailed Requirements:

The challenge is looking for a design that can act as a physical barrier, serving the purpose of social distancing, while maintaining the dynamics (i.e., a form of communication, lunchtime set up, fluid exchange of ideas, etc.) of the original learning environment.

It could be as imaginative as a ‘Room within a Room’ solution, say, in a classroom set up where the normal day-to-day social interactions and activities can take place without compromising on social distancing rules. +

Requirements

  • Rules for Submissions:

    ● The competition is open to students only in Hong Kong, whose entries should be submitted as teams, not individually. as well as the wider GrabCAD community.
    ● A school and a teacher should be assigned for communication and support on submissions.

  • How to submit your idea:
    The HeroesToo Design Challenge 2020-21 has two submission phases:


    First Phase for all students both Hong Kong students and the GrabCAD Community (Deadline - 5/Feb/2021)


    Submission of a proposal/concept using the PowerPoint template provided Download Available here
    ● The entries using this template should be submitted in PDF or PPT format.
    ● A sketch/image/drawing of the design should be submitted within and separately alongside the proposal.
    ● All submissions should be sent via the GrabCAD community platform, accessible also through the direct link available on the HeroesToo official website (https://www.heroestoo.com/design-challenge-2020).
    ● The submission period is from 16/Nov/2020 to 5/Feb/2021.
    ● Details of the shortlisted finalists will be announced on 19/Feb/2021.
    ● The winning concept among all international submissions outside of Hong Kong will be announced on 19/Feb/2021.

  • Second Phase for Hong Kong students only (Deadline – 12/Mar/2021)


    The Hong Kong entries that make it to the second phase (finalists) will be required to design:
    ● A 3D-printable model in the form of a digital file (.stl) and submitted directly to HeroesToo.
    ● All finalist models will be prototyped on a 3D printer sponsored by Stratasys at their offices based in Hong Kong.
    ● A one to two minutes introduction video about the design will also be required.
    ● More details on the requirements about the second phase entry and additional support for building a 3D-printable model will be shared directly with the finalists at a later stage.

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION:


    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.


    By entering the Challenge you:

      1) Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions.
      2) Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury).
      3) Warrant that you are eligible to participate.
      4) Warrant that the submission is your original work. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
      5) Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
      6) Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
      7) Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs.
      8) Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.


  • SUBMITTING AN ENTRY


    Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible. We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries. Entries are automatically given the tag "HeroesToo2020" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.

  • AWARDING THE WINNERS

    The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties, and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through GrabCAD, All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge.

    If you have any questions regarding awarding your prizes please message Kesa at Kesa@GrabCAD.com or Joz at Jocelyn@GrabCAD.com.

  • We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners.


    Winning designs will be chosen based on the Rules and Requirements.

  • Schedule


    This Challenge ends on February 5th, 2021 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on February 11th, 2021. Winners will be announced on February 18th, 2021.

Prizes

Stratasys Sketch 3D Printers

Hong Kong Winners

First Place

1x 3D Printer sponsored by Stratasys for the school

Second Place

1x 3D Printer sponsored by Stratasys for the school

International Community

First Place

1x 3D Printer sponsored by Stratasys for the school

About HeroesToo

HeroesToo is a registered Hong Kong based charity established in July 2010, dedicated to restoring & protecting the environment and bridging the soft skill gaps among young adults & children.

Its flagship program, ‘Eco-Pledge’, promotes environmental consciousness through individual actions. Various initiatives, under this program work towards empowering the community to take steps in an eco-friendly direction.

The organization supports the UN Global Citizen Campaign working with the UN Global Goals, taking action on sustainability, global health and climate change. They are an affiliate member of the Hong Kong Business Environment Council, engaging with various stakeholders in promoting Hong Kong's environmental sustainability.

HeroesToo also aims to equip the future generation with skills to nurture their confidence, leadership qualities, creativity, self-awareness and build resilience. And is currently designing a program to bridge this gap.

30 comments

  • Head Turner Customs

    Head Turner Customs 11 months ago

    Why just students, and not open to everyone?

    Head Turner Customs has uploaded 29 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Steven Minichiello

    Steven Minichiello 11 months ago

    I also don't think that having different times for each contest is appropriate as it encourages copying ideas and improving on them from the first contest. This is really bogus !!

    Steven Minichiello has uploaded 285 CAD models & has left 596 comments.
  • reango gonzales angeles

    reango gonzales angeles 10 months ago

    soy estudiante de universidad, puedo formar mi equipo y participar?

    reango gonzales angeles has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
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    Rodrigo Cavelio 10 months ago

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  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 10 months ago

    Dear @Head Turner Customs, thanks for showing interest in our initiative. The mission of HeroesToo’s is to enable and empower the Hong Kong student community to encourage change in society’s behavior towards the environment. And therefore, our initiatives focus on Hong Kong students.

    However, we took your question into consideration, and after consulting with our sponsor Stratasys we decided to change the rules a bit for all international applicants outside of Hong Kong and allow anyone to submit their ideas, not just the students.

    We hope you’ll be happy with this news and feel motivated to submit your idea for a chance to win a 3D printer from Stratasys!

    Thank you once again and good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 10 months ago

    Dear @Steven Minichiello, thank you very much for your comment. Firstly, let us clarify that nothing about the competition is deceptive or misleading. All the rules have been clearly stated.

    We would like to take this opportunity and share with you some details about HeroesToo. We are a Hong Kong based charity and our mission is to enable and empower the Hong Kong student community to encourage change in society’s behavior towards the environment. And therefore, our initiatives focus on Hong Kong students.

    However, we took your question into consideration, and after consulting with our sponsor Stratasys we decided to change the rules a bit for all international applicants outside of Hong Kong and allow anyone to submit their ideas, not just the students.

    We hope you’ll be happy with this news and feel motivated to submit your idea for a chance to win a 3D printer from Stratasys!

    Thank you once again and good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 10 months ago

    Dear @Steven Minichiello, thank you again for your comment. One of the objectives of this Design Challenge is to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to express their creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

    In the second phase of the Challenge, which due to logistic constraints will be limited to the Hong Kong participants, the finalist teams will be able to participate on crash courses on 3D modelling, design thinking, prototyping, etc. Most professionals and graduate students from the GrabCAD community already have these skills, which is not the case with primary and secondary students. Hence the second phase is for them. Hope this gives you a better view of the rationale behind having a Phase 2 in our competition.

    Thank you again and hope to see your idea soon!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 10 months ago

    Dear @Nic Picalato, thank you very much for your comment and great suggestion to help our students.

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 10 months ago

    Estimado @reango gonzales angeles, muchas gracias por su comentario y interes en nuestra competicion. Por supuesto que puedes participar y sera un placer recibir su idea. Mucha suerte y aguardamos ansiosos por su idea antes del 5 de Febrero de 2021!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Yuda Hernanda

    Yuda Hernanda 10 months ago

    First Phase for all students both Hong Kong students and the GrabCAD Community (Deadline - 5/Feb/2021)

    Yuda Hernanda has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Yuda Hernanda

    Yuda Hernanda 9 months ago

    I am a student in Indonesia. can I join this event?

    Yuda Hernanda has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Andrew Zalesski

    Andrew Zalesski 9 months ago

    I submitted an entry, However it is not showing up under the submissions. It is called "Modular Isolation box" is it there?

    Andrew Zalesski has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 9 months ago

    please make sure tha you are using the correct tag in your submission.

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Mr.Cevat

    Mr.Cevat 9 months ago

    Only for students from Hong Kong ? Then why did you even share it from here ? Seems pretty illogical to me, especially when GrabCAD is by all means an international community. You're trying to solve an international problem locally, how meaningful does that sound ? In Istanbul, municipality made a huge design competition for city centers of İstanbul and they made it an international competition. They could have solved it locally but they didn't because you get much more different ideas from people outside the community. I think that making competitions locally is a pretty outdated idea. Just telling...

    Mr.Cevat has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • Emily Parson

    Emily Parson 9 months ago

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  • Albertus Putra

    Albertus Putra 9 months ago

    @Raymond Yap, just for clarify the information, all the GrabCAD member (not only the students) can enter the contest and have a chance to win the prize, is it right?

    Albertus Putra has uploaded 59 CAD models & has left 131 comments.
  • chayma bedoui

    chayma bedoui 9 months ago

    Hi , the challenge is open for all GrapGad community.

    chayma bedoui has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • André Succissi Rinaldi

    André Succissi Rinaldi 9 months ago

    Who belongs to the Grabcad community needs to create a team? Or can it be a "one-man team"?
    Regarding the presentation, is it mandatory to use the template provided?

    André Succissi Rinaldi has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 9 months ago

    Dear @Yuda Hernanda, thank you for writing to us. The competition is now open to the entire GrabCAD community and you are more than welcome to send in your ideas to us by 5th Feb 2021!! We look forward to your proposal. Good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 9 months ago

    Dear @Bryan Mayer, thank you for your comment and nice inputs. You can actually submit your idea until 5th Feb 2021, as the competition is now open to the entire GrabCAD community. Good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 9 months ago

    Dear @Mr.Cevat, thanks for showing interest in our initiative. The mission of HeroesToo’s is to enable and empower the Hong Kong students to encourage change in society’s behavior towards the environment. Our focus therefore is more on the student community.

    However, we gave this question a serious thought and have decided to change the rules for all international applicants outside of Hong Kong
    allowing anyone to submit their ideas, not just the students.

    We hope you’ll be happy with this news and feel motivated to send in your submissions for a chance to win a 3D printer from Stratasys!

    Thank you once again and good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 9 months ago

    Dear @Albertus Putra, yes. You're absolutely correct. You're more than welcome to submit your idea until 5th Feb 2021, as the competition is now open to the entire GrabCAD community. Good luck!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Raymond Yap

    Raymond Yap 9 months ago

    Dear @André Succissi Rinaldi, thanks for your query and for your interest in our Design Challenge. It's absolutely fine for you to submit as a 'one man team' but you would need to submit it in the format provided as it help keep things more standardised. All the very best with your submission. We look forward to receiving your ideas soon!!

    Raymond Yap has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Steven Minichiello

    Steven Minichiello 9 months ago

    Second Phase for Hong Kong students only (Deadline – 12/Mar/2021) = plenty of time to COPY others designs - YYYYAAAAAAAA !!!

    Steven Minichiello has uploaded 285 CAD models & has left 596 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 8 months ago

    Winners are now Live!

    Kesa has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 180 comments.
  • Yuda Hernanda

    Yuda Hernanda 8 months ago

    Congratulations for first place....

    Yuda Hernanda has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Agus  Teguh

    Agus Teguh 6 months ago

    Semoga bisa menemukan Ide. semangat!!!!!!!

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