2024 Stanford Center Design Competition ($20,000 in Cash Prizes)

Stanford Center Design Competition ($20,000 in Cash Prizes)

Stanford Center Design Competition 2024 (Optimizing Health Span) invites university students from all around the world to participate with a chance to win cash prizes! Participate now!

The competition aims to design products and services which optimize long life for us all. The 2023-2024 Challenge focuses on the optimization of health span – the period of life spent in good health, free from chronic diseases and disabilities.

Stanford Center Design Competition 2024 Details

The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a global competition that encourages students to design products and services to improve well-being across the lifespan.

In its tenth year, the Challenge is focused on the optimization of health span – the period of life spent in good health, free from chronic diseases and disabilities.

LONGEVITY DESIGN CHALLENGE GOALS:

  • Create well-designed, practical solutions that improve well-being across the lifespan.
  • Encourage a new generation of students to become knowledgeable about issues associated with long lives.
  • Provide promising designers with a path to drive change in the world.

The 2024 Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge invites student designers to create solutions that contribute towards the optimization of health span at any age.

They especially welcome designs that increase the health spans of people in disadvantaged circumstances, which may include poverty, food, housing, or climate insecurity.

Competition Categories

The list of life transitions that can be addressed by design is long and includes (but is not limited to) transition such as:

  • Moving out of a family home to live independently
  • Completing a stage of education (could happen multiple times at different ages)
  • Joining the working world (at any age)
  • Beginning or ending military service
  • Getting married, re-married, or committing to a long-term partner
  • Joining or leaving a religious or civic community
  • Becoming a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent by birth or adoption
  • Changing or losing a career
  • Getting retrained or going back to school
  • Moving to a different location or community and adapting to a new culture or language
  • Adapting to environmental or societal changes (e.g., natural disaster, political instability)
  • Transitioning to single life after divorce
  • Moving to a life that accommodates a chronic disease or disability
  • Changing diet or fitness routine
  • Going through puberty or menopause
  • Taking on caregiving duties for a loved one
  • Adjusting to the death of a partner, parent, child, or close friend
  • Transitioning from a family environment to an “empty nest” in mid-life
  • Cohabiting with roommates (of the same or different generations)
  • Downsizing in later life
  • Retiring
  • Starting an encore career
  • Becoming a volunteer

Who can enter?

The challenge is open to teams of 1-5 students enrolled during the 2023-2024 academic year, attending any accredited university or college globally.

Each team must have at least one full-time student and if the team is selected as a Finalist, only students may present.

Competition Entry fee

The competition is free to enter.

Stanford Center Design Competition 2024 Prizes

The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers over $20K in cash prizes. Top winners receive cash prizes of $10,000 (1st place), $5,000 (2nd place), $2,000 (3rd place).

Finalists receive a $1,000 cash prize and mentorship from industry experts and researchers.

Application guide

Register to participate and submit your entry here: designchallengestanford. You may participate as an individual or as part of a team. Teams may have a maximum of 5 members

Once you have prepared your materials, log in and complete the entry form. The form will be open between September 11 – November 30, 2023.

Competition Deadline

  • Kick-off: Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Phase I submissions due: Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • Finalists (5-8 teams) announced: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Finals: April 2023 (exact date TBA)

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link

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