Regeneration Community Overwhelmingly Answers Dell’s Green Computing Design Challenge
* Top Five Finalists Chosen in Computing Design Competition
* ReGeneration.org To Host People’s Vote to Choose Design and Facebook-Graffiti Winners
Dell today announced the top five finalists in its International Green Computing Technology Design Competition, a contest that resulted in the participation of more than 500 design students and professionals from across the globe. The company also invited members of the ReGeneration community to vote for their favorite graffiti art submitted through the Facebook-Graffiti competition.
* “The passion, creativity and ingenuity of the global green design community are inspiring and real,” said Ken Musgrave, director of Dell’s Experience Design Group. “The entries in both competitions represent an important step forward in getting people to adopt new and green technologies, as well as inspire thinking on what we can all do to protect the planet. This is a challenge that warrants a conversation, not a one-way dialogue.”
* The judging in the green computing technology design competition occurred in Austin, Texas, on April 12. Members of the jury included Gadi Amit, principal designer and founder of New Deal Design; Martin Charter, director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at University College for the Creative Arts (UCCA); Andrew Dent, PhD, vice president of Library and Materials Research at the Material ConneXion Inc; Jeremy Faludi, product designer and researcher; Mark Newton, environmental policy manager at Dell; and Louise St. Pierre, associated professor of Industrial Design at the Emily Carr Institute.
* The competition’s overall winner, to be chosen by a popular vote to be held at ReGeneration.org, will receive an additional $15,000 prize. If the popular vote winner is a student, his or her university if registered is eligible for a matching $15,000 prize. Educators who registered also will receive a $2,000 award. The finalists’ names and locations will be released after the community has had an opportunity to vote on the designs.
* Voting in the computing design competition will take place between April 22 through May 7. The winner will be announced on or around May 15.
* The Facebook-Graffiti competition generated more than 4,500 illustrative and text entries, which are being featured as part of an online showcase highlighting different perspectives on ‘green,’ as well as featured in promotional vehicles inviting the community to take action. Voting begins today and will last through April 29. The best overall artwork and best text submission, one selected by Graffiti and the other selected by ReGeneration.org, will receive Green Dell Inspiron laptops.
* The ReGeneration is a group of people of all ages who care about the environment. More than 130,000 people from across the globe have already signed up to help save the planet. For more information on the contest or to view the finalist designs, visit www.regeneration.org.
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