Sign up for PROJECT PLASTIC 2020
- the project competition for engineering students who have finished - or are currently working on a plastic-themed project. All academic projects are welcome, and the first prize is 25.000 DKK. Sign up before October 1st.
PROJECT PLASTIC is a project competition for engineering students and students with other relevant academic degrees (e.g. design, construction, environmental planning, sustainability, innovation, chemistry, production).
You can participate in PROJECT PLASTIC with any plastic-themed assignment or a project that has been a part of your studies.
The purpose is to celebrate the skillful students whom lead the way in how to use plastic materials to explore or create innovative and applicable solutions.
The competition is being administrated by The Danish Plastics Federation.
Sign up before October 1st
Assignments and projects on bachelor as well as master level and are welcome, and there are no requirements regarding the number of ECTS.
You can sign up as a group or as an individual in the sign-up form below.
You can submit your project in either Danish or English.
When submitting you project, you need to include a summery of minimum 200 characters and a longer version of 1.000 characters. It is also possible to upload the full assignment/project as an attachment.
Win 25.000 DKK
The winners of PROJECT PLASTIC 2020 will receive not only the honors and attention from the whole plastics industry, but also the following prizes:
1st prize: 25.000 DKK
2nd prize: 10.000 DKK
3rd prize: 5.000 DKK
A judges committee set up by the Danish Plastics Federation will select the winners on the basis of the following three criteria:
1. Optimal use of plastics: The project must demonstrate innovative use of the plastic material and its characteristic properties. Examples are: design freedom, low weight, recyclability, low price, not corrodible, well suited for mass production etc. Also, a project can address sustainability and environmental themes such as recycling, weight reduction or circular design. Projects exploring other themes are also welcome.
2. Operationally realistic: The project must include ideas that are possible to carry out in practice and will make a difference in the real world
3. High academic level: Considering the level of studying, the winning projects must hold a relatively high academic standard and challenge views on the use of plastic in order to lead to new and innovative ways and methods. At the same time it is important that you also need are able to explain your idea in a manner understandable to non-engineers.
Projects are assessed in relation to level of studying and general study progress, as well as the time/credits available for the project.
The winners are selected on Plastic Engineering Day
The winners will be announced at our great Plastic Engineering Day on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Aarhus University.
The PROJECT PLASITC-nominees will present their projects, and the judges panel and the audience will select the final winners.
Plastic Engineering Day includes talks and provides plenty of opportunities to meet the leading companies in the plastics industry.