Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2009


1st Place Winner
Tweet-a-Watt, A twittering power meter
Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries & Phillip Torrone, MAKE magazine
United States

2nd Place Winner
Mathieu Zastawny, Mansour Ourasanah, Tom Dooley, Peter Byar, Elysa Soffer, Mathieu Turpault (United States)

3rd Place Winner
Indoor Drying Rack
Rob Podell (United States)

4th Place Winner
Laundry POD
RKS Design Team (United States)

Viwe entries.


We invite designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Three-Stage, Onymous
Genre Product
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 15 January 2009 GoogleCal iCal
15 January 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

This year's Greener Gadgets Conference will take place on February 27, 2009 in New York City. As part of the event, Greener Gadgets has once again partnered with Core77 to generate outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. This design competition challenges established design firms, emerging designers, and design students to come up with new and innovative solutions to address the issues of energy, carbon footprint, health and toxicity, new materials, product lifecycle, and social development.

Representatives from Core77 and Greener Gadgets

Grand Prize: US$3,000
Second Prize: US$1,000
Third Prize: US$1,000

Entry Fee

3 images and a description (maximum 200 words)

Semi-Finalists showcased in online gallery for voting and commenting: February 1 - 20, 2009
Winner and Runners Up selected (at Greener Gadgets Conference): February 27, 2009

Past winners

Greener Gadgets and Core77

Official Website