RIPPLE competition


Water as a substance has not only been a source of food, energy, but an inevitable part. As the most evolved species, we have manoeuvred resources like water and used it to full potential. We create an ideal scenario in nature with water as an essential feature, overlooking its monotony in our daily lives. Water in its most mundane use such as hygiene, washing, or cooking, is unacknowledged. Water in excess quantities in the form of rain or floods is condemned, it is a form of life and destruction, a contradiction in itself.

Water that was available for all is now being claimed, making physical, international and political boundaries. It has resulted in considerable increase in water consumption leading to Global Water Crisis. The global water crisis is the lack of fresh water resources to meet water demand and is the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade. An immediate impact of Global water crisis was the onset of water conflicts among nations, states, communities. Are wars the kind of solution we are looking at, and will they resolve the impending crisis of water around the corner?

Water and its importance is well known, still we have been disconnected from it in urban realms. Water is omnipresent and yet visually hidden while it flows through a dense network below the surface. Lack of interaction with water in such circumstances has lead us to having no perception at all. Is this due to an anomaly in our perspective or unawareness?

Water is a crucial element to our existence, yet this disengagement is ironic. How can we establish the role of water as a vital element in supporting human existence? How can we trigger a sense of value that is almost disregarded in our daily lives? How can we find new ways to connect with water in our public spaces while acknowledging its limited supply? Source and images Courtesy of

Launch: May 9, 2019
Seed Registration closes: May 24, 2019
20$ Students, 25$ Professionals, 80$ Institutional Access
Standard registration closes: October 06, 2019
25$ Students, 35$ Professionals, 100$ Institutional Access
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2019
Public Voting begins: October 17, 2019
Public Voting ends:. November 17, 2019
Result Announcement: November 27, 2019

Prize pool: 15000$
First Prize: 5000$
1st Runner up: 1500$
2nd Runner up: 1500$
3rd Runner up: 1500$
People’s Choice: 1st Most appreciated project: 500$
People’s Choice: 2nd Most appreciated project: 500$
People’s Choice: 3rd Most appreciated project: 500$
People’s Choice: 4th Most appreciated project: 500$
14 Honorable mentions for the best-received projects: 250$ x14 Each

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