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Index of contests and challenges pertaining to free energy technologies.

Contests and Challenges

  • Little Box Challenge - Basically if you can produce a box that can generate or convert 5W/in^3, Google will give you a million dollars. (Free Energy Blog; July 24, 2014)
  • Google Youth Contest: If you could invent one thing to make the world a better place - ...we do have a few youth who visit. And maybe some of you have a little Leonardo Da Vinci in you. At a minimum, it could be and opportunity to bring some needed awareness to exotic free energy. I doubt any of our inventors would mind if you sketched a variation of their invention for this contest. (Free Energy Blog; February 5, 2014)
  • Featured: Contests > Evolve Expo >
    Contest Announced for Free Energy House/Car at Evolve Expo - Coming this February 21-23 in Denver, the Evolve Expo will be hosting a home exhibit powered by the best exotic free energy technology presently available, as well as a car either trickle charged by exotic free energy, or whose fuel efficiency is improved at least by 50%. Contest begins now. (PESN; November 30, 2013)
  • Featured: Contests >
    Sterling submits entry to Oprah's Grow-Your-Life contest - Oprah Winfrey and health expert, Bob Greene, have launched what Oprah is calling "Our Best Contest Ever" Anyone can enter, and anyone could win. Just preparing your 150-word answer to the question: "What would you like to grow your life and why?" will be reflective time well spent. (PESN; May 29, 2013)
  • EVs > Contests >
    Around the world in 80 days race for zero emission electric cars - Louis Palmer is hoping a race to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in zero emission, electric powered cars will harness public interest and inspire new ways of thinking about mobility, cars and renewable energy solutions. Starting Aug. 15, 2010 in Geneva, contestants will travel 30,000 km through 20 countries. (GizMag; June 16, 2010)
  • Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2009 - Annual event. Deadline for 2009, January 15. The Grand Prize for this year's competition is US$3,000, with Second and Third Prizes of US$1,000 each. The top 50 entries will be published on the web for voting and commenting, and top finalists will be showcased live at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th for judging by an expert panel. (Greener Gadgets; Jan. 9, 2009)
  • The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge - The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program is an opportunity to compete for annual awards in recognition of innovations in cleaner, cheaper, smarter chemistry and provides national recognition of outstanding chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry pollution prevention into chemical design and manufacture. Entry forms due by Dec 31st, of each year. (EPA; 2008)
  • Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >
    The One Million Dollar HHO Challenge - To win the money, all you have to do is fit an HHO system to a late model car (already in good condition and tune) so that a consistent 25% or greater improvement in fuel economy is obtained and maintained for six months, without causing any damage to the engine. Oh, and pay a $5K USD entrance fee. As of October 2008, no takers. This should be an easy win. (Aardvark Daily; July, 2008)
  • Algae Biofuels Challenge - The "Algae Biofuels Challenge" is a multi-million pound UK R&D initiative that could see the Carbon Trust commit £3million to £6million of funding in the initial stages. (BioEnergy; Oct 24, 2008)
  • Create the Future Design Contest 2008 - Launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation, this annual event has attracted more than 5,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide so far. This year's deadline was Oct 17, 2008, but there is always next year! This year's entries. (CreateTheFuture)
  • Featured: Prizes >
    Google's 10 to the 100th Project Seeks 5 Best Ideas - Google is marking its 10th anniversary by offering 10 million dollars for five of the best world changing ideas. After the submission deadline October 20th, 2008, a Google panel will announce 100 nominees on Jan. 27, 2009, to then be narrowed to 20 via Google user input, then to 5 by a Google board. (PESWiki; Sept. 26, 2008)
  • Centennial Challenges - The NASA Centennial Challenges program also recognizes that the rapid and dramatic progress in aeronautics in the early years of the first century of flight was often driven by prize competitions. The General Aviation Technology Challenge is one of seven current NASA technology prize competitions with total purse of $300,000 for 7 areas for most green, least noise, safest run by the CAFE Foundation. (NASA''; July 28, 2008)
    • NASA awards $100,000 in aviation contest - At NASA's second annual General Aviation Challenge, one of the main prizes was the "green prize", which challenged two-seater planes to fly a 400-mile-long course logging at least 30 miles to the gallon. None of the four planes entered won the $50,000 prize; the best attempt achieved 28.8 miles per gallon. (NASA's ultimate goal is to get the green prize to at least 100 miles per hour and the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. (CNet News; Aug. 10, 2008)
  • Solar Powered Car Directory - Solar powered car racing events continue to gain in popularity the world over judging from the number of world class teams listed. Racing improves the breed and this is no exception. Most of the development of solar racers is undertaken by university teams.
  • The Frisian Solar Challenge - A sunny variation of the legendary Eleven Cities Skating Race (Elfstedentocht), 48 Dutch and international teams will navigate the Frisian waterways over a distance of almost 200 kilometres, past eleven Frisian cities, in custom-designed and built solar-powered boats from June 22 - June 28, 2008.

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