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USCreativity introduces The Great Gamecock Design Challenge

$20,000+ grand prize to support the winning project!

THE CHALLENGE: Help distinguish the University of South Carolina by designing a buzz-worthy physical space that fosters creative collaboration and uncommon exploration.

The Great Gamecock Design Challenge is an immersive, problem-solving experience where interdisciplinary teams collaborate to invent the extraordinary. Using human-centered design thinking, participants are challenged to question fundamental assumptions, arriving at innovative solutions that help our university thrive. Learn a powerful, transferrable approach to creative problem solving, while reimagining our university!

Top 5 reasons to participate in The Great Gamecock Design Challenge:

  1. Compete for a grand prize of at least $20,000, propelling the winning project
  2. Reshape our community, reimagine our university
  3. Build relationships with amazing people from across campus
  4. Learn a powerful approach to creative, collaborative problem solving, applicable to teaching, research, service, and life
  5. Experience immense value, though the cost to you is FREE

The Great Gamecock Design Challenge is one of two interlocking May 2018 events that kicks of USCreativity, a yearlong showcase of creative and innovative activity from across our campus and community.

When:              May 16-17, 2018; 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Who:                Nominated faculty/staff/students representing a diversity of areas

Cost:                Free to accepted participants

Apply:              Please apply ASAP; we are currently filling the last few slots
                         with the goal of completing our diverse participant mosaic

Acceptance:    Applicants will be notified within a weekend about acceptance status


Application Form

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.