**Please note, the information on this page is for the 2012 Campus RainWorks Challenge. Updated information for the 2013 challenge will be available in late July 2013.**
To compete in the Campus RainWorks Challenge, student teams must meet all of the following eligibility requirements. Student teams will document their eligibility in their registration form
. Participating Institutions
Each student team must be affiliated with a degree-granting public or private institution of higher education located in the U.S. EPA particularly encourages minority academic institutions (MAIs) to apply.
Download the competition brief (PDF) (11 pp, 422K, About PDF)
for a complete description of the design challenge including a definition of MAIs. Participating Teams
Each student team must be sponsored by a faculty advisor. Team composition and size is at the discretion of each team. However, interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to: landscape architecture, engineering, conservation biology, landscape ecology, hydrology, soil science, environmental science, environmental education, and communications. Participating Students
All team members must be enrolled in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at a college or university eligible to participate in EPA's Campus RainWorks Challenge (participating institution) as of August 31, 2012.
To compete in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, registered teams must submit two design boards, one project narrative, and one video presentation describing an innovative green infrastructure project for a site on their campus. Download the competition brief (PDF) (11 pp, 422K, About PDF)
for a complete description of submission format and content requirements.
Submissions will be judged by EPA staff with expertise in green infrastructure, as well as landscape architects and engineers from the private sector. Judges will score submissions based on the following criteria:
- Analysis and Planning
- Preservation or Restoration of Natural Features
- Integrated Water Management
- Soil and Vegetation Management
- Value to Campus
- Likelihood of Implementation
Winners will be notified in April 2013 via e-mail. Download the competition brief (PDF) (11 pp, 422K, About PDF)
for a complete description of the judging criteria as well as documentation guidelines.