Apr 22, 2021

EPA Announces Winners of EPA's 9th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. EPA announced the winners of its ninth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.


EPA announced the winners of the 9th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design solutions for storm water pollution using green infrastructure.

The winning entries can be found here.  

EPA invited student teams to compete in two design categories: the Master Plan category, which examines how green infrastructure can be broadly integrated across campus, and the Demonstration Project category, which focuses on how green infrastructure can address storm water pollution at specific sites, according to the EPA press release. 

The winners of the 9th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge are:

  • 1st Place Demonstration Project Category: University of Pennsylvania
  • 2nd Place Demonstration Project Category: Florida International University
  • 1st Place Master Plan Category: University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2nd Place Master Plan Category: University of Pittsburgh

EPA also recognized the University of Cincinnati, Purdue University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for honorable mention in the Demonstration Project category and the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Oklahoma for honorable mention in the Master Plan category.

1st place teams will receive a $7,000 student prize to be split among team members and a $3,000 faculty prize to support green infrastructure research and education. 2nd place teams will receive a $3,500 student prize and a $1,500 faculty prize, added the press release.

EPA plans to announce the rules for the 10th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge in the summer of 2021.