Student Competition MAB24H

MAB24H is an international student design competition run as part of the MABiennale conference. The 2014 edition of the design competition was open to bachelor students, master students and PhD students from around the world, and it was not necessary to be in Aarhus to participate. The 2014 MAB24H took place October 1-2 2014.

The mab24H design brief is here where you can also see the teams’ blogs.

mab24h in 2012

In 2012, 14 teams from around the world took part in the inaurugal 24H. Students participating in the competition are typically coming from a diverse range of fields, including interaction design, human-computer interaction, computer science, architecture, engineering and humanities.

What to expect
MAB24H is an intense and fun competition. Your goal is to design something that responds to the brief provided at the start of the challenge. The brief 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.

During the 24 hours, mentors will be on Twitter and Tumblr under the #mab24h hashtag, commenting and challenging the teams’ process. So, go find some friends and get ready to enter! And don’t worry if you have a small team, some of the most successful groups in 2012 were small! Have fun!

Timeline 2014
September 30 at 14:00 (CET): Deadline for signing up.

October 1 starting at 14:00 (CET): 24-hour challenge takes place online around the world

October 15 (appr): Finalists are announced

November 20-22: The winning team present their winning entry at MAB14 in Aarhus, Denmark.

The registration for the mab24h has now closed.

Teams can be up to five people.

The winning team will be invited to present their conceptual work at the biennale and will receive a travel scholarship for attending the Media Architecture Biennale 2014 in Aarhus to the amount of 1,000 EUR.

The Australian winners of the 2012 student design competition. (Media Architecture Biennale / Rasmus Steengaard)

The Australian winners of the 2012 student design competition. (Media Architecture Biennale / Rasmus Steengaard)

See the winners as well as all of the submitted concepts from the student design competition at MAB12 here.