DATE CHANGE FOR CARDBOARD CONTEST AWARDS
Note that the date for awarding winners of the Cardboard Contest is changed to Sunday, April 16, 2012 at One Arts Plaza.
Dallas, TX (www.eandhweek.org): Cardboard is becoming one of the most versatile mediums for innovation in the world today. Whether it becomes a bed that can hold a 300-pound person or a palette that accepts a 600-pound load, cardboard is becoming an acceptable material for all types of personal and industrial uses.
To celebrate the use of this recycled and recyclable medium, a Cardboard Design Competition is being held in coordination with the second annual Engineering & Humanity Week (www.EandHweek.org) April 16-20, 2012. The competition is open to people of all ages and interests and intends to help businesses, professionals, and students to engage in the process of changing the world through technology and innovation.
The competition offers five entry levels:
- Under 10
Entries should be a maximum size of 3’ x 5’ x 7’ in any direction and should fit into one of three categories: ART FURNITURE OBJECTS
Entries must be made primarily of cardboard. If adhesive is used, it must be non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Entries should be dropped off at the ground floor reception area at One Arts Plaza, on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, between 12 and 3pm. One Arts Plaza is located in downtown Dallas at 1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Include your entry form, available at the Engineering and Humanity Week website, along with a $25 entry fee (free for students with ID). Winners of each category and a People’s Choice winner will be announced on Sunday, April 16th. Selected entries will be displayed on Earth Day at Fair Park.
The annual celebration of Engineering & Humanity Week provides in-depth exposure to global economics, cultural awareness, collaborative leadership, and principles of sustainability. The cardboard competition is one of many events and exhibits for the week, and in many ways captures the spirit of innovation that is often found in the developing world.
"As well as being a utilitarian material, cardboard can even play a role in important human events, like the Arab Spring,” said Stephanie Hunt, co-founder of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity. “We are proud that a cardboard voting booth from the recent election in Yemen will be on display in the lobby of One Arts Plaza."
Engineering & Humanity Week is sponsored by Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering, and co-hosted with the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Center.
For further details, to attend any of the events or to interview speakers, please contact:
Linda Mastaglio – 903.312.8651 – [email protected]
Alternate Contact: Tracy O’Day – (206) 932-1468 – [email protected]