Creative ideas in a pandemic
Putting your imaginative spirit to test, the HeroesToo Design Challenge 2020-21 aims to promote creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities among the student community, while addressing social and environmental issues.
The challenge is open to teams from primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. The teams will have to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for social distancing issues while retaining the essence of ‘pre-social distancing’ normalcy.
Detail of Design Challenge
The competition is looking for a design that can act as a physical barrier, serving the purpose of social distancing, while
maintaining the dynamics (i.e. form of communication, lunchtime set up, fluid exchange of ideas etc.) of the original
Create a sustainable design idea that makes your school life normal again, while keeping the social distance guidelines in place.
It should, for example, allow you to: Spend your lunchtime with your classmates, eating, laughing or playing; Have team competitions like sports or musical events; Have normal social interactions with your classmates and teachers
A design that can eventually be manufacture and distributed on a large scale by our partners, helping to address the issue of social distancing in a sustainable way
A design that is beyond what is available in the market right now
“Can you imagine, if you win, hundreds of thousands of people will be using your invention?!”
So let’s put our thinking caps on and get this problem solved!
Senior Primary Group (P4 to P6)
Junior Secondary Group (S1 to S3)
Senior Secondary Group (S4 to S5)
Each category can submit no more than one entry
No limit on the number of participants in the same team
Every team should have a teacher for handling the submission od entries and communication with the organization.
Prize for each category
First place – 1x 3D printer for the school + 1st place certificates for all team members
Second place – 1x 3D printer for the school + 2nd place certificates for all team members
All participants will receive a certificate recognizing their effort
HeroesToo “Design Challenge 2020-21: Creative ideas in a pandemic” (aka, Design Challenge), is targeting Primary and Secondary school students in Hong Kong, to form teams and develop a solution that solves the problem of social distancing while retaining a sustainable lifestyle.
Format of the Design Challenge
The competition is open to students only, whose entries should be submitted as teams, not individually.
A teacher should be assigned for communication and support on submissions.
First round will only accept entries in PDF or PPT format, more about that below.
Entries can be in Chinese or English.
Submission of entries
The Design Challenge has two submission stages:
First Stage (Deadline - 15/1/2020)
Submission of a proposal / concept which should not be more than 700 word-count in Chinese or 500 word-count in English
A sketch of the design should be submitted alongside the proposal.The entries should be submitted in PDF or PPT format.
All submissions should be sent via the direct link available on the HeroesToo official website (https://www.heroestoo.com/design-challenge-2020).
Submission period is from 16/Nov/2020 to 15/Jan/2021.
Details of the shortlisted entries will be announced in early January 2021.
Second Stage (Deadline - 12/3/2021)
The entries that make it to the second stage (finalists) are required to design:
3D-printable model in the form of the digital file (.stl) and submit to HeroesToo.
A one to two minutes introduction video about the design is also required.
More on the requirements about the second stage entry will be shared in the coming future.
The Judges of Design Challenge will consider various aspects of the proposal and design itself and give out scores using the following criteria:
Originality of the Design: 20%
Interpretation and clarity of the theme: 20%
Feasibility of the design: 20%
Artistic feature of the design: 20%
Overall composition: 20%
All announcement will be made via email to the participants
A “Design Thinking” Workshop will be held from 17/Oct to 31/Nov/2020, which will be open to students from Hong Kong and communicated directly to schools.
A 3D software crash course will be organized in mid-February 2021 for the finalists that make into the second stage.
A registration form is required to be handed in along with the submission of entry through the link available through the HeroesToo official website (https://www.heroestoo.com/design-challenge-2020).
The school and a teacher must be nominated in the form.
Prize sponsorship by Stratasys (3D printers)
Supported by Steelcase, Makerbot, Hong Kong Design Association, TheDesk
Terms and Conditions
Only one entry will be accepted per team. Multiple entries from the same team will be disqualified.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material made by HeroesToo and its partners in the Design Challenge 2020-21, as well as their entry details, images and designs.
The winner also agrees to give HeroesToo and its sponsors preference on any decision to turn the winning idea into a commercial product, subject to signing a common agreement that shall be fair and benefit all adjoining parts.
Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrant will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to any third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, national disaster or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
HeroesToo shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions.
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