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Campus RainWorks Challenge - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Can the project be off campus?
No, the project must be based on campus.

Are community and technical colleges eligible to participate?
Yes, all undergraduate and graduate programs at any college or university are invited to participate in the Challenge.

Are graduate students eligible to participate?
Yes, all undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at an eligible institution are eligible to participate.

Can a student team have more than one faculty advisor?
Yes.  Having more than one faculty advisor may in fact lead to more multi-disciplinary teams that can offer more comprehensive green infrastructure designs.

Can a college or university have more than one team?

Is there a recommended team size?
No, teams can be as large or as small as desired.

Submissions - General

Where can I find examples of innovative green infrastructure projects? 
We don't have space to direct you to all the great examples on the Web, but here are a few websites that include green infrastructure projects:

2012 Campus RainWorks Winners
2013 Campus RainWorks Winners
ASLA's Sustainable Landscapes Case Studies Exit EPA Disclaimer
The Sustainable Site Initiative's Certified Projects Exit EPA Disclaimer
LAF's Case Study Briefs Exit EPA Disclaimer

What should my team do if we don't have time to complete our entry?
If you cannot complete your entry, please send an email informing us that your team is withdrawing from the Challenge to RainWorks@epa.gov (Rainworks@epa.gov).


How will prizes be distributed?
EPA will pay prizes via direct deposit. Student prizes will be distributed evenly among all student team members.

Note that prizes may be subject to federal income taxes. EPA will comply with the Internal Revenue Service 1099 reporting requirements.

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