Learn by Design celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to challenges within education.
Twenty projects will be selected as finalists, in four distinct categories, to compete in the live event. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 competition.
- Higher Ed: Universities, colleges, community colleges, professional learning centers, etc.
- PreK-12: Early learning, elementary and secondary schools, learning centers, etc.
- Informal Learning: Museums, libraries, community centers, etc.
- Conceptual: Projects that do not yet exist in a physical form.
Competition Eligibility Requirements
The SXSW EDU Learn by Design competition is open to projects and design solutions that enhance physical learning environments for students at every age. Qualified projects will be considered in the following four categories; PreK-12, Higher Ed, Informal Learning and Conceptual. All projects that have been created and exist in the physical form should be submitted in either the PreK-12, Higher Ed or Informal Learning categories. The Conceptual category is reserved for any projects that have not yet been created, but have a fully-formed concept.
Please note that both designers and educators are encouraged to apply.
For frequently asked questions and answers about the competition, please review the Learn by Design FAQ.