Seeed for Earth 2018

On this Earth Day, we'd like you to showcase your environment-themed projects! Get involved and make an impact!

Total prize pool of $6,000+

Seeed for Earth 2018
Seeed for Earth 2018
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Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

Project submissions should include:

  • Source code
  • Clear project documentation
  • Story and high-quality images
  • Bonus: A link to your YouTube video
What are the judging criteria?

The winner will be selected based on the following criteria:

-Project Documentation (60 points)

Story/Instructions - Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video

BOM – Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used

Schematics – Use software like, draw your circuit diagrams, detailed photographs

Code – Include working code with helpful comments

CAD - showcase your complete vision with beautiful CAD designs, powered by Fusion 360

Great photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Ask yourself: "If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?"

Project must clearly address the contest theme

-Creativity (40 points)

Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). By saying this, we encourage you building projects based on others’ projects, explaining how yours is improved compared to its original.

*By submitting, you are agreeing to abide by our contest rules.

What are the prizes?
Top prize: Trip to Shenzhen
  • One round-trip flight ticket (economy class) from your city to Shenzhen during Maker Faire Shenzhen and Seeed Conference in November 2018, and lodging accommodation for 4 nights. For team who wins the top prize, we only offer one ticket.
2nd to 5th prizes: One Amazon Alexa Echo Each
  • One Amazon Alexa each (provided by Hackster). For team(s) who wins the 2nd to 5th prize, we offer one Echo to the team(s). (4 are available)
10 Projects of Merit
  • One Seeed Environmental Kit to each of the additional 10 top projects (one kit each, customs taxes not included. See list for product details). For team(s) who wins in this section, we offer one kit to the team(s). (10 are available)
What are the steps to enter the contest?

Step1: Register

  • Start by creating an account on our contest page(or sign-in if already a member)
  • Register for this contest by clicking "Register as a participant"

Step 2: Enter to win the grand prizes by building and submitting your project

  • Build your solution.
  • Describe your project. Include plenty of details: What is your idea? How is it innovative?
  • Bonus points: Create a short YouTube video demonstrating how your project works.
  • Upload your project by clicking on "Add my project"
  • Submit your project by May 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM PT
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

April 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM PT

Submissions close:

May 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM PT

Winners announced:

June 1, 2018

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on June 1, 2018. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

Individuals and teams may enter; however, the individuals and teams may not be in full time paid employment by Seeed.

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