Have a great idea about Urban Sustainability? $1000 Cash Prize for the Winning project!
UPDATE: We are still accepting entries!
We are pleased to announce..The Adult Science Fair!
The Adult Science Fair is a juried, one-day competition of innovative concepts pertinent to the theme “Urban Sustainability”, with sound scientific or technical basis, positive social-impact, and viability. Sojourn Philly is partnering with NextFab and University City Science Center.
Suitable themes include – but are not limited to:
- Urban farming (hydro-, aero-, aqua-ponics)
- Urban gardening
- Renewable energy
- Urban planning
- Urban manufacturing
- Urban distribution
- Urban transportation
The Fair is open to both teams and individuals who have concepts or projects in various stages of development, though already-commercialized concepts are not eligible. Students, hobbyists, researchers, early-stage entrepreneurs, and otherwise-interested adults are all welcome! Concepts may involve all types of media, including software, hardware, and art, and may apply to objects, services, public policy, and more.
Entries will be vetted for inclusion based on the above criteria for soundness, feasibility and thematic aptness, as well as engaging and informative display for public consumption. Display may be of an actual item/prototype, digital representation, art work, poster, or combination thereof.
The competition will culminate on October 22nd with a single-day of public display, presentations, and judging, to take place at the PHS Pop Up Garden at UCitySquare, at 36th and Filbert Streets.
Winners will be announced in two categories: juried and public. Juried winner will receive $1000 cash. Winner of the public vote will receive merchandise.
The competition is limited to 20 entries, which will be vetted and selected on a rolling basis, and will be closed once all spaces are filled.
Application materials should include:
- Short format for social media – 140 characters
- Long format for selection – ca. 450 words
- 75 word Bios of key people
- 1 minute video explanation / “pitch” (standard video formats, only, e.g. Windows Media formats, Quicktime) – OPTIONAL
- Signed waiver (Adult Science Fair ParticipantWaiver) allowing use of application materials of selected participants for event promotion
Please send Abstracts, Bios, and Waiver as a single pdf to: email@example.com
Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All selected entries will be set up for display and judging on October 22nd. Participants must bring all relevant materials for display to the garden on October 22nd, beginning at 11am, and must remove all materials the same day, by 7pm.
Each entry will have ca 2′ x 4′ of space – table or “open”. Tables will be provided. Specialized display-equipment will not be provided. Posters and display boards should be 36″ x 48″. The venue is outdoors, and participants should plan accordingly for wind and sun. Both electricity and wi fi are limited, and participants should plan on supplying their own. Larger spaces are possible with prior approval, where deemed necessary by event organizers.
Hazardous materials will not be allowed