The challenge has concluded!

The first part of the challenge started on the 21 September 2013 at 10am (AEST) and finished 24 hours later. The 2013 challenge was to design the future of email. 184 students across 44 teams participated in the competition, with 38 teams providing a complete submission. From the 38 submissions, 9 teams were shortlisted, 4 of which were invited to present at the OzCHI 2013 conference. These presentations were judged by a small panel consisting of Cecile Paris (CHISIG Chair), Paul Calder (OzCHI 2013 Conference Chair) and Kenton O’Hara (Microsoft Research). Team Potluck from the Institute of Design, Umeå University won first prize. Please see the results page for more details.

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About OzCHI24

OzCHI24 is an annual international student design competition run as part of the OzCHI conference. Since its inception in 2009 the competition has grown to attract 226 participants, forming 62 teams from 10 different countries. Students participating in the competition are coming from a diverse range of fields, including interaction design, human-computer interaction, computer science, architecture and humanities.

The 2013 OzCHI student design competition will take place 21–22 September 2013, starting on 21 September at 10am (AEST) and concluding on 22 September 2013 at 10am (AEST).

What to expect

OzCHI24 is an intense, but fun competition that will run you off your feet! Your goal is to design something. Don’t panic! We will provide your team with a brief at the start of the challenge, which will include information on what you will be designing, some background reading, helpful hints, and what we expect you to do. You will have 24-hours to create your design, write your paper, maintain your blog and shoot/produce your video! Have a look over the previous years in the Archive for examples of briefs and submissions.

This year Admiral Dolphin and his OzCHI24 ‘Award-Winning’ Veterans from UTAS will be running mini-challenges, putting up guides and answering your questions throughout the challenge. Keep an eye on the news and twitter feeds during the challenge.

So, go find some friends and enter! And don’t worry if you have a small team, some of the most successful groups were small! Have fun!

Acck Hack Hac AAccc Accckkk
[This year shall be one to remember…]
—Admiral Dolphin


21–22 September: 24-hour challenge takes place online around the world
8 October: Finalists are announced
29 November: Finalist presentations at OzCHI in Adelaide (Australia)


The finalists are invited to present their submission at the annual OzCHI conference, taking place in Adelaide (Australia) this year. One free Student OzCHI registration (valued at 385.00 AUD) will be provided for each of the finalist teams. More information about this year’s prizes will be posted soon.