Romp to victory: student competitions for you

Student life has its perks, sure. And, while we won’t be wasting your time listing thousands of uni advantages, we will, however, give you something to think about: tempting student competitions.

Bring the house down by entering these matchless contests:

The CineSpace Short Film Competition by NASA

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Educators and students can submit a short film of up to 10 minutes long, containing at least 10% NASA imagery, between June 1 and July 31, 2017. Creativity, attention to detail and innovation will be the carefully analysed criteria by the judges. Stay in the loop, as shiny cash prizes are at stake.

The SONY Youth Photography Competition

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You can no longer apply for the 2017 Sony Awards, but you can start thinking about the Youth Photography contest 2018, as the registration process begins on the 1st of June 2017. Creativity, composition and clear imagery – that’s what you need to look after. In the 2017 competition, the theme was “Beauty” and the judges got to award one Youth winner, up to 10 shortlisted photographers and 40 commended ones: view the 2017 shortlist. For photography lovers, there is also the Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017, one of UK’s oldest photo competitions, where they accept entries till November 30, 2017.

The Student Design Project

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ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) encourages students to get more involved in activities that work towards a sustainable future. To entice them, ASHRAE organises competitions dedicated to students who need to form teams and implement an integrated building design process to promote sustainable buildings. There are four competitions and many of them expect young people to learn more about the core mechanical systems. Given the range of categories, deadlines also vary. For each of these contests, winners can take home up to $2,000, including many extra goodies. Know everything about ASHRAE competitions.

The Go Green Project

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Innovative solutions: wanted. Students worldwide, who are registered in a BA, MA or MBA programme, are invited by Schneider Electric to revolutionise energy management. Unheard of ideas, developed to change the world, are the ones that stand a chance to win a trip to Paris, where a job at Schneider awaits. The deadline: 12 May, 2017. Think big.

The Geneva Challenge

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Masters students from all over the world are challenged to offer feasible solutions to an international development problem. Students can form groups of 3 – 5 members and go for a 10,000CHF-worth prize (first place). The deadline for this is July 31, 2017. Find out what’s it about.

The Formula Student Competition

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In 2017, Formula Student will take place at the Silverstone Circuit (Northamptonshire, UK). This competition features nearly 150 students from universities based in 30+ countries from South Africa, Egypt to Australia. Students have to design, build and race a single-seat racing car, and they have one year at their disposal to complete this astonishing project. Acceleration, handling, design, costing – everything is taking into account. Although it may be too late to participate in the 2017 competition, you can always get ready for the 2018 one. Plan ahead. 

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