Victorian Design Challenge 2020

State VIC
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition Two Stage Design Competition
Winner TBC


Bas van Abel CEO Fairphone
Craig Reucassel Presenter War on Waste
Richard Hoare Design Inovation Director Breville
Rose Read Director E-Waste Watch Institute
Simone LeAmon Curator NGV

The Competition
City Lab is proud to announce the launch of the 2020 Victorian Design Challenge. The E-Waste Challenge aims to highlight the capacity and responsibility of designers to contribute to shifting behaviour, raising awareness, redesigning products, or devising smart end-of-life solutions that reduce the negative impacts of e-waste.

Creative Victoria and the NGV are offering Winners support tailored for each category to prototype and further their idea including a $20,000 prize for the winning professional design idea and $5,000 for the wining tertiary student design idea.


Professional Category
Derek Oskar Raj Zari
Sam Barrett
Vert Design
Bryan Chung

Tertiary Student
Henry Blain, RMIT University
Circo, RMIT University
MangoMen, Monash University
Phoebe Richardson, RMIT University

Primary/Secondary Student
Finlay Van Lieshout
Mill Park Library Makers Club
Stage Two
Stage Two Open 02 December 2019
Question period 02 December 2019 – 02 February 2020
Stage Two close 21 February 2020 5pm AEST
Stage Two evaluation (Challenge Final) 18 March 2020