Student Design Competition

The Student Design (State and International) Competition which promotes interest in wastewater and water environment careers is an annual competition. Winners of the California competition will be sponsored by CWEA to participate in the International Water Environment Federation (WEF) competition in New Orleans or Chicago every fall (or virtually during the pandemic). Past competition winners indicate that the trip to WEFTEC to see other schools and compete is a life changing experience, not to mention the bragging rights for your school (and California!).

View this slide deck about the 2020 competition.

Important Dates for the CWEA Competition

WEF Student Design Competition Resources:

Design Competition Guidelines (as of 2021)
Summary of Guidelines Changes (as of 2020)
Webinar Outlining Competition and Changes (as of 2020)
[SAMPLE] Design Team Entry Form (as of 2021)
[SAMPLE] Abstract Submission Form (and Executive Summary/In-Progress Report requirements) (as of 2021)
Competition Historical Information (team and sponsor participation)
Toolkit for Starting a Student Design Competition
Ideas for Attending WEFTEC on the Dime (as of 2019)