Smarter Hobart Challenge

Illustration of people in smart bus shelters with CoH/Connected Hobart lockup

The Smarter Hobart Challenge – Bus Shelter and Integrated Digital Interface Design Competition 2020… a creative challenge for the community to bring forward their most innovative and exciting ideas to help transform Hobart’s public transport services, and help make waiting for the bus reliable,safe,accessible and socially connective.

This competition is open to creative thinkers, inventors,designers,technologists and creative teams wherever they may be.

So let’s reimagine the way we experience our urban landscape. Let’s change the daily commute into a playful, immersive and personalised experience that is truly amazing.With $25,000 total prize money and three easy steps to creating a cleaner, healthier and more engaging world, why wouldn’t you?

Please note that submissions are now closed. The City of Hobart has received a huge response to this design competition and the results have been of an incredibly high standard. The Connected Hobart team would like to thank all the participants for their entries. The shortlisted teams for Stage two will be notified through their contact details and information will be posted to this page when a decision has been made.

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WHAT: The $25,000 Smarter Hobart Challenge – Bus Shelter and Integrated Digital Interface Design Competition 

WHO: Open to all creative thinkers, inventors, designers, technologists and creative teams

WHEN: June 2020 to November 2020 

WHERE: Hobart, Tasmania

WHY: To reimagine public transport travel as a playful, connective, informative and an immersive personalised experience!

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