Sustainable Development Goals Student Competition

February 13, 2024

The Sustainable Development Goals are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

The RRC Polytech Sustainability Office is pleased to announce the first annual Sustainable Development Goals Student Competition! The competition will provide an opportunity to celebrate the valuable work that students, instructors, and researchers are undertaking in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) here at RRC Polytech.

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, their targets and indicators here. To learn more about RRC Polytech’s commitment to the SDGs, read about our recent signing of the SDG Accord.

The 2024 competition is sponsored by Crosier Kilgour. Three cash award prizes are available:

  1. Best Overall Submission $1000
  2. Special Prize for Top Applied Research Entry $500
  3. Special Prize for Top Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Entry $500


What are the eligibility requirements?

All currently enrolled students at RRC Polytech are eligible to apply. Students may enter the contest as an individual or as a team. Projects must have taken place in the 2023/2024 academic year.

Crosier Kilgour is the sponsor of the 2024 competition.

Do we have to use the award money towards implementing a project? 

No, the prize money may be used by you/your team however you wish.

Can I submit a project that was part of a course assignment?

Yes. Course-related projects are eligible for the award.

Does my submission need to include applied research?

No. Although there is a prize specifically to recognize the top applied research project, we are interested in all sustainability-related projects, research, studies and learning happening here at RRC Polytech! Eligible submissions include, but are not limited to innovative designs, business plans, capstone projects, demonstrations, case studies and more.

What is the evaluation criteria?

The adjudication committee will look for clear descriptions of:
• The “where, why, what, when and how” of your project.
• How your project supports sustainability and one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
• How your project may contribute to ongoing momentum towards sustainability.

How do I apply?

To apply please fill out the application form below. If you would prefer a downloadable application form or have any questions regarding your submission, please email: Applications must be received by March 21st, 2024.

Sustainable Development Goals Awards Competition

Applicant Information

Who was this project completed by?

Project Information

Was this project as part of a course?
Does your project involve applied research?
Does your project address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion?
Which of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals does your project help to advance? Check all that apply.

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