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Students & Educators! Enter to Win the EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Registration is now open for the 8th annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Campus RainWorks Challenge through October 15.

The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition that seeks to engage with the next generation of environmental professionals, foster a dialogue about the need for innovative stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Current undergraduate and graduate students at American colleges and universities are eligible to participate. 

Pollution associated with urban stormwater runoff is a problem that is growing in magnitude. The Campus RainWorks Challenge invites the current generation of scholars to lend their creativity and knowledge to the green infrastructure design process and become part of the solution to stormwater pollution by designing an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus that effectively manages stormwater pollution while benefitting the campus community and the environment.

ASLA is a proud supporter of the EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge. ASLA members participate as jurors during the review process. If you are interested in volunteering as a juror, please contact


  • Registration closes: October 15, 2019
  • Deadline for entries: December 17, 2019
  • Winners announced: Spring 2020

Do you have what it takes to win? Step up to the challenge. Visit for more information or contact


Each first-place team will earn a student prize of $5,000 to be divided evenly among student team members and a faculty prize of $5,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. Second-place teams will win a $2,500 student prize and a $2,500 faculty prize.

Challenge Highlights:

  • Two design categories:
    • Demonstration Project (site-specific implementation of green infrastructure)
    • Master Plan (long-term implementation of green infrastructure over a broad area of the team's campus)

Interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged, including, but not limited to: landscape architecture, architecture, planning, engineering, conservation biology, landscape ecology, hydrology, soil science, economics, public administration, business administration, and communications.

For inspiration, check out the 2018 challenge winners.

For more information, visit the EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge website.


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