Competitions

SXSW Eco 2013 Awards - Photo by Merrick Ales

The SXSW Eco 2014 Competitions highlight innovations in the fields of energy, design, technology and storytelling. We will celebrate the participants and reveal the winners during the SXSW Eco Awards Show, an exciting evening of drinks, music and entertainment.

Startup Showcase

This fast-paced pitch competition offers startups exposure to potential investors, strategic partners and media outlets from around the world. Hear from the people behind the most innovative and transformative businesses in the Greentech, Social Impact, and Cleanweb industries.

Submissions now closed.


Place by Design

Place by Design, the SXSW Eco Public Space Design Competition, honors visionary design work that achieves a positive community impact through the creation or re-imagining of public spaces.

Submissions now closed.


SXSW Eco Hackathon Presented by World Wildlife Fund

Hacker teams have 24 hours to develop useable tools (websites or mobile apps) that will help the public participate in monarch conservation.

Sign up form and more information here.

SXSW Eco 2013 Awards - Photo by Merrick Ales