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ABOUT THE CONTEST

METU NCC Center for Sustainability (CfS) proudly presents the Green Brain of the Year Contest with the support of Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems (SEES) Graduate Program, in order to serve the most critical needs of our globe in the 21st century.

Junior Green Brain of the Year Contest accepts submissions from high school students. The contest is also known as the International Concept Project Competition (ICPC), and emphasizes original concepts. The competitors are expected to form a team of 2 to 4 members, develop an original concept for a project to tackle a sustainability problem. The team should submit their work in BOTH of the following formats:

A. Paper

The work should be submitted as a properly formatted paper of up to 1000 words in English or Turkish according to the provided ICPC guide. A limited number of figures and a table can be used to describe the addressed problem, the conceptualized solution as a system and/or a process flow.

B. Narrated Video

There should be a YouTube link at the end of the submitted paper to a narrated video that visually summarizes the important aspects of the concept solution in no more than 2 minutes. There should be a consent statement in the last screen of the video such as: “The following participants in this video provide their consent to be recorded for submission to METU NCC Green Brain Contest 2021:” and the names of all contributors to the video recording should be listed.

The electronic submissions to the ICPC web site will be evaluated by a jury panel based on:

  1. Problem Relevance to Sustainability,
  2. Originality, Feasibility, and Impact of Concept Solution,
  3. Quality of Communication in terms of Writing, Illustrations, and Video.

Green Brain of the Year Contest accepts submissions from university students. The contest is also known as the International Project Competition (IPC), and emphasizes original ideas which have been evaluated for feasibility. The competitors can apply individually or form a team of no more than 4 members, develop an original project to tackle a sustainability problem, and analyze feasibility. The submission should include BOTH of the following formats:

A. Paper

The work should be submitted as a properly formatted paper of up to 2000 words in English according to the provided IPC guide. A limited number of figures and tables can be used to describe the addressed problem, the solution as a system and/or a process flow, feasibility and results.

B. Narrated Video

There should be a YouTube link at the end of the submitted paper to a narrated video that visually summarizes the important aspects of the solution in no more than 2 minutes. There should be a consent statement in the last screen of the video such as: “The following participants in this video provide their consent to be recorded for submission to METU NCC Green Brain Contest 2021:” and the names of all contributors to the video recording should be listed.

The electronic submissions to the IPC web site will be evaluated by a jury panel based on:

  1. Problem Relevance to Sustainability,
  2. Originality, Feasibility, and Impact of Solution,
  3. Verification of Feasibility through Analysis or Experimentation,
  4. Quality of Communication in terms of Writing, Illustrations, and Video.

The five finalist teams from both International Concept Project and International Project Competitions will be invited to a live online session to present their project to the Green Brain Jury Panel in 15 minutes, and answer questions. In parallel, vote of public opinion will be collected for finalist project videos to be considered by the jury. The winner team will earn the title of “Junior Green Brain of the Year 2021” (ICPC) or “Green Brain of the Year 2021” (IPC). The first, second, and third runner-up projects will be rewarded a cash prize.
Talented high school and university students are highly to submit their projects to Green Brain 2021, and start contributing ideas to a sustainable future for our beautiful globe.
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