The 2020 Campus Challenge



This year, we are proud to announce a new campus challenge. Is there an area at your school that could benefit from sustainable change? A resource that could be utilized more effectively? Or a system that could be designed more efficiently? The winner will be announced at the regional conferences. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Campus Challenge taking place?

The Campus Challenge ​was announced in the Fall of 2019 and winners will be announced at the regional conferences on April 18. Important dates can be seen below. 

What are the phases of the Campus Challenge?

Proposals due: February 21, 2020

Finalists chosen: March 13, 2020

Finalist Video Presentations due: April 3, 2020

Video Presentations and Winners announced: April 18, 2020

How do I submit our Campus Challenge proposal? 

Any proposals or questions can be emailed to Alyssa Owens at

Can I apply if I am a part-time student or not a current University/College student? 

Unfortunately, we only accept applications from students currently enrolled at a higher education institution full-time.

Is the Campus Challenge related to the Biennial Conference?

The Campus Challenge will occur every other year during regional conferences and is currently not associated to ESWcon.

Can I apply as an individual?

There are no stipulations about applying alone but we recommend at least a team of 3

What is the maximum number of members allowed in a team?

There can be a maximum of 6 members in a team. 

Do I need to be involved in a ESW chapter to take part in the Design Challenge?

No. You are welcome to apply as a student from any University or College as long as you register as an ESW member. Membership is free for members of existing student chapters, and at-large student membership is $10. Reach out to to have the at-large membership fee waived for your team.