Applications invited for Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge

Applications invited for Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge

Organization: National Geographic

Event Duration: 11 Jul. 2019 - 11 Jul. 2019

Apply By: 11 Jun 2019

About the organization

National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV) is an American digital cable and satellite television network and flagship channel that is owned by Walt Disney Television through National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and National Geographic Society (27%)

Event Description

The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a key component of National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ partnership to reduce plastic waste, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop novel solutions to tackle the world’s plastic waste crisis.


For all three (3) Tracks, an eligible entry must be a solution that is originally developed and implemented by the team. It can be based on an existing product or research, or it can be a novel project. It must not violate any applicable law or regulation or infringe any third-party rights, including any third-party intellectual property rights (“Eligible Entry”). Eligible Entry(ies) must be submitted in English.  All team members must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, and may not be citizens of any restricted countries or areas (mainland China, the province of Quebec, or any. OFAC-sanctioned countries: North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Sudan, the Crimea region controlled by Russia, and others as may be updated by the United States government.) Employees of Sponsor, National Geographic Partners, LLC (“NGP”), SOV, any Judges, their corporate entities, each’s subsidiaries and affiliates, and each’s immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless  where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related, are ineligible.

How to Apply

Registration for teams competing in all three (3) Tracks opens on or around February 11, 2019, and closes at the submission deadline for Phase 1 (on or around June 11, 2019). Registration consists of creating user account and providing the following information at challenges.nationalgeographic.org

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