Victorian Design Challenge 2020

State Victoria
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition Two Stage Design Competition
Winners Finlay Van Lieshout (Student), Phoebe Richardson (Tertiary) , Sam Barrett (Professional)
Bas van Abel CEO, Fairphone
Craig Reucassel Presenter, War on Waste
Richard Hoare Design Inovation Director, Breville
Rose Read Director, E-Waste Watch Institute
Ewan McEoin Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

The Competition
CityLab was the Competition Advisor for the 2020 Victorian Design Challenge, which sought creative solutions to the detriments of e-waste. 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 offered winners support tailored to 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.