24th May 2018

INVITATION:Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) 2018 Students Awards - 24th May 2018 6pm Dublin


Venue:

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

Start:

6:00pm

Finish:

8:00pm


The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) wishes to invite you to attend the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2018 Students Awards.

 

The Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) 2018 Student Awards will take place at 6pm - 8pm on Thursday 24th May 2018.

 

8 finalists from colleges around Ireland will be judged on the presentation of their designs.  

 

Three Awards will be presented to the winners of the Judges Choice Award Categories for “Built Environment”, "Technology" and "Products and Services". Attendees on the night can vote for "Peoples’ Choice Award" and the Enterprise Ireland “Universal Design Commercialisation Award” will also be on offer. More information on prizes below.

See this year's 9 finalist entries

 

A keynote presentation will be given by Liz Sanders, Associate Professor, Design Department at The Ohio State University, Associate Editor for “Co-design: International Journal of Co-Creation in Design and the Arts”, and co-author of the “Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design.”

 

This event is free to attend, but registration is required as places are limited.

 

 

Register now at:  https://ti.to/universal-design-grand-challenge-awards-night/universal-design-grand-challenge-awards-night-2018

 

Please state at time of registration if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements.

 

When: Thursday 24th May 2018. 

Where: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane. Dublin

Directions: Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  (Registration from 5:30pm)

 

More about the prizes

  1. UDGC People’s Choice Award Trophy (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the student(s)).  The winner of the People's Choice Award is voted on during the Awards Night. 
  2. UDGC "Judges’ Choice Award: Technology" Trophy (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the student(s)).   The winner of the Judge's Choice Award: Technology category will be decided by an expert panel of judges during the Awards Night. 
  3. UDGC "Judges’ Choice Award: Product and Services" Trophy  (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the student(s)).  Highly Commended entries will also be announced at the UDGC event.
  4. UDGC "Judges’ Choice Award: Built environment" Trophy (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the student(s)). 
  5. The Enterprise Ireland “Universal Design Commercialisation Award” will provide one or more of the shortlisted entrants with a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant.  

 

More about the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2018

The Universal Design Grand Challenge aims to celebrate great student work and to encourage more students to consider Universal Design in their projects. The entry process for the students can take less than an hour. Universal Design is being promoted at International, European and National levels as a way to enhance innovation and create a more inclusive society. Universal Design prioritises all peoples’ needs in design. The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design is operating the UDGC as a way to promote Universal Design in education in Ireland. Students skilled in Universal Design will have an advantage in their future careers.

For updates and more information go to http://universaldesign.ie/awards

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