The 2021 Hack the Planet Competition is now accepting entries!
This competition is looking for ideas on how to solve the challenges of our ocean with concepts that include the power of imagery, connectivity or other applications from satellites. Submit your concept for a chance at winning £10,000!
About the competition
Hack the Planet is an ideas competition for people from Commonwealth nations. It is run by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Satellite Applications Catapult.
We’re looking for your ideas on how to solve the challenges of our ocean with concepts that include the power of imagery, connectivity or other applications from satellites. Your ideas should relate to one of the 10 challenges set out in the Commonwealth Blue Charter.
When you enter, we’re just looking for your ideas. Over the course of the next 5 months, we will help you to shape and hone your ideas into a winning concept, which might win a prize of £10,000!
To find out more about the competition timeline and how it works, visit the ‘How it works’ page.
Anyone who lives in a Commonwealth country, over the age of 18 can enter, either as an individual or as part of a small team of up to 5 people. You can also enter as a micro-enterprise - that’s a business with fewer than 10 employees. If you have any questions about your eligibility to enter the competition, please contact us on [email protected] before submitting an entry.
Why you should enter
2021 is the first year of the Hack the Planet competition, and it already has a global reach. You could be the first ever winner to see your ideas on ocean sustainability become reality with support from ocean and satellite experts. It's not an opportunity to miss! Participants in Hack the Planet 2021 can look forward to:
• The chance to win a cash prize of £10,000 to help turn your idea into a real-life concept
• The opportunity for virtual coaching from experts that can help support you throughout the competition
• The chance to pitch your idea to a panel of satellite and ocean experts
• The opportunity to network with peers, mentors, and experts
• Worldwide recognition for your idea
How to enter
It’s easy to enter the competition. Just follow these three simple steps:
2. Once registered, you will be logged in and you can click the ‘enter’ button to compete the entry form.
3. You can revisit your account to view and update your entry at any time until the closing date on 31st May 2021.
Good luck, and if you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].