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?

Competition opens Monday 15 June 2020 and closes Monday 27 July 2020.

Due to COVID-19 and University semester timetabling, the submission date has been extended until Monday 3 August, 11.59 pm AEST 2020.


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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