Awards: Australia & New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Awards

EWB Challenge Showcases

The annual EWB Challenge Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for EWB Challenge students in Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate their design projects and sustainable engineering solutions in front of community partner representatives and judges, industry professionals, members of the EWB network and public, academics and peers. The Showcase provides finalists with an opportunity to share their ideas, be inspired by their peers, network with industry professionals and get involved further with Engineers Without Borders.

At the Showcase, projects are evaluated by the judges and students benefit from the feedback and expertise of engineering professionals.

At the conclusion of each academic semester, participating universities submit up to four student projects to EWB for review. A panel of professional engineers will review each project and the top teams in each region will be selected to present their work at the Showcase Event held in early December.

Awards will be given at the showcase event to celebrate student achievement. 

Key dates:

  • Semester One regional finalists announced: Monday, 1 August 2017
  • Semester Two regional finalists announced:  Monday, 28 November 2017
  • EWB Challenge Finalist Showcase Event: early December 2017 (Event held in Melbourne)


Previous EWB Challenge Awards

Each year the EWB Challenge requires that students use their technical knowledge, problem-solving and understanding of the demographic, economic and social realities of the partner community to design sustainable engineering solutions. The pages on the left detail some of the previous year’s winning teams and their design solutions.


EWB Challenge Scholarship

Finished working on your EWB Challenge project and interested in learning more about how to use your skills in a humanitarian context? Then you should apply for the EWB Challenge Scholarship. The pages on the left provide more information on this exciting program.