Participation in the any of the programs within the EWB Challenge Series requires adherance to a set of rules which will ensure appropriate program management and engagement with our partners. To be eligible for one of the EWB Challenge Series programs, universities and students need to comply with the rules outlined below. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the program.

Program Rules

Students are eligible to participate in the EWB Challenge providing that they:
  • Are enrolled in a university course with one of EWB Australia's participating universities in Australia or New Zealand, or affiliated university campus.
  • Respect the privacy of all participating organisations and communities. Under no circumstances are participants to contact the communities or partner organisations directly. All questions and requests for data should be made through the discussion board on the EWB Challenge website.
  • Comply with the EWB Challenge Submission Requirements.


Universities are eligible to participate in the EWB Challenge based on the following provisions. By registering to participate in one or more of the EWB Challenge Series programs universities are agreeing to these provisions:

  • A registration fee per university, per year. This fee provides important funding to support the administration of the Challenge including presentations at universities, communication with students and lecturers, website, resources and the development of future design briefs.
  • The Challenge will be incorporated into one or more subjects offered by universities during Semester One and/or Two.
  • Individual universities will decide how to integrate the program into their curriculum and will ultimately be responsible for setting learning objective, deliering activities and assessing students.
  • Each university may enter an unlimited number of teams into the program within their institution.
  • Each university will be responsible for assessing their own teams’ submissions and selecting up to four team reports for submission to EWB for external review and awards eligibility.
  • All submissions for Australasian review will be judged against a set of criteria and guidelines specific to each of the Challenges. These criteria will be provided to all participating universities and made publicly available.
  • A multidisciplinary engineering judging panel will decide upon a short-list of entries for the Australasian awards presentation at the National EWB Challenge Showcase Event.
  • Final judging will be based upon both the original entry and the presentations.
  • All student reports submitted to the EWB Challenge Series for review are given to the community partner to support their development programs. Universities submitting student reports to the EWB Challenge Series agree to dedicate the ownership of any new intellectual property (including designs, computer models, data sets, work materials ect) contained within the student reports to EWB Australia and our partners for use in the development of programs with their associates at no cost to EWB Australia or their associates.