Truck Bed Trash Can Competition: A Go Green Design Initiative
One of the largest environmental issues our area faces is litter and its effects on our local waterways. To bring awareness to this problem, the Trash Blows Campaign was initiated three years ago and has been an effective tool in addressing the problem of trash blowing out of the beds of pick-up trucks and boats. Unfortunately for concerned citizens, very few commercial trash receptacles are available commercially for truck owners to install in the backs of their pickups. From this, The Truck Bed Trash Can Design Competition was born. The competition encourages individuals to submit a design prototype of a trash repository for truck beds. Contestants are eligible to win a cash prize in the amount of $3,500 and other in-kind prizes to help launch their product to market.
The competition consists of two rounds. Round 1 will be conducted virtually by video submission of the prototype design. Judges will review videos and select individuals to proceed to Round 2. Round 2 will be a ‘live pitch’ event to a panel of judges on October 21, 2020. Submissions will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2020. The winner will be announced at the ‘live pitch’ event.