If you have an electronic design in the pipeline that is environmentally friendly, you may wish to consider entering Farnell‘s live edge competition (Electronic Design for the Global Environment). First prize is $50,000 cash plus in-kind support for expert design, legal, and marketing consultancy.
Judging criteria include but not limited to; effect on the environment, efficiency of energy use, compliance with the RoHS Directive, and end of life considerations as well as the usual good design decisions.
The competition is international, but all entries must be in English. Registration of interest is due by 31October 2007 with the closing date for submitting designs being 30 November 2007.
Note: I am in no way connected with the competition or its sponsors. I just read the web address (www.live-edge.com) from a delivery docket that came with some parts today from Farnell. The competition opened 15 May 2007.