The 2023 Google Solution Challenge is now officially open for submissions! Aspiring developers and problem solvers around the world are invited to participate in this year’s challenge and create a solution to a local problem using Google technologies, aligned with one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What is the Solution Challenge?
The Solution Challenge is an annual competition organized by Google Developer Student Clubs. It is open to members of the GDSC community who want to use their skills to make a positive impact on their local communities and the world at large. Participants are encouraged to leverage Google technologies to create innovative solutions that address the UN SDGs.
How to Participate in the Solution Challenge
Participation in the Solution Challenge requires two key steps: creating a demo video and submitting the solution through the official form. The demo video should be no longer than two minutes and showcase the problem, the solution, and how it uses Google technologies to address one or more of the UN SDGs. Submissions can be made between March 17 and March 31, 2023.
Participants can still submit their project even if they did not fill out the registration form. However, only members of Google Developer Student Clubs are eligible to win the prizes.
Prizes and Recognition
The Solution Challenge offers various prizes and recognition for participants. The top 100 teams will receive a T-shirt, certificate, and mentorship from Google and other experts to improve and submit a solution for the top prize.
The top 10 finalists will win a $1,000 cash prize per team member, feature in the Google Developers Blog, and a global Demo Day livestream. They will also receive mentorship with a Google expert, swag, and a certificate.
The top 3 winners will receive a $3,000 cash prize per team member, feature in the Google Developers Blog, and a global Demo Day livestream. They will also receive mentorship with a Google expert, swag, and a certificate.
What are the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals were created in 2015, with support from all 193 UN Member States. The goals aim to end poverty, ensure prosperity, and protect the planet. They cover a range of issues, including education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action.
By aligning solutions with one or more of the UN SDGs, participants in the Solution Challenge can help contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.
The 2023 Solution Challenge is an exciting opportunity for developers and problem solvers around the world to use their skills to create sustainable solutions that make a positive impact. By leveraging Google technologies and aligning solutions with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, participants can help build a more prosperous and equitable future for everyone.