Participation Requirements

The EWB Challenge Series is unique platform which connects community-based organisations and universities. Flexibility is key to how we work with our partners, however EWB does require students and teaching teams to follow a set of core program rules as outlined below. Guidance regarding the submission of student work to be shared back with EWB Australia and our community-based partners is also provided.

Program Rules

Participation in any of the programs within the EWB Challenge Series requires adherance to a set of rules which enable EWB Australia to ensure appropriate program management and engagement with our partners. To be eligible to engage with any of the EWB Challenge Series resources and activities, univerisities and students must comply with the program rules outlined below. Students are eligible to participate in an EWB Challenge Series program providing that they: 

Universities are eligible to participate in an EWB Challenge Series program based on the following provisions. By registering to participate in one or more of the EWB Challenge Series programs universities are agreeing to these provisions:

Submission Recommendations

Student teams may wish to address a single project brief, or provide an integrated design solution for two or more areas outlined in their Challenge Brief. Alternative projects may also be considered where appropriate, however prior communication with EWB Australia via the relevant project discussion forum is recommended. The EWB Challenge design briefs created open-ended learning experiences, and thus the breadth and depth of design is left to individual universities and student teams to scope within the context of the submission recommendations provided. 

Each university may nominate up to four team submissions for external review by industry. Each submission should include a design report or folio written in English explaining the proposed design. Alternative forms of submissions to supplement a report, including videos, photos, or drawings, are accepted.

As a minimum, each team design submission should:

Note, ‘Design Considerations’ are provided with each Design Brief to support the development of design proposals that will be most interesting and value to EWB and our community partner organisations.

Showcase and Awards

Student reports submitted to EWB Australia are reviewed and assessed by an external team of volunteers from engineering and aligned-sectors using marking guidance provided by EWB. This feedback is a valuable mechanism for EWB and determines which team from each university is invited to present their work at the annual project showcase and awards event.

Awards at the Showcase event(s) are determined by a judging panel made up of representatives from EWB Australia, the community partner organisation, and/or industry.