Team Registration: International Switch Energy Case Competition
The information in this Section and additional information about the International Switch Energy Case Competition can be found on the Switch Energy Alliance website (
𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 - The International Switch Energy Case Competition is a virtual competition where self-formed teams of 3-4 university students compete for US$10,000 in prize money as they develop solutions to an energy poverty-based prompt.
• Teams have 3-4 university students, with at least 2 undergraduate students pursing a Bachelor's degree.
• The Competition will be in English. If your team does not speak English and you would like to participate, contact Switch Energy Alliance to discuss options (contact information below).
• Team members must possess adequate internet connection to allow for video conferencing.
• A video camera/computer webcam and microphone are required for each team member to record the video presentation.
• Through October 2nd - Self-formed teams of 3-4 university students register online for the Competition.
• October 12th – Eligible teams will receive the prompt and the case packet, and begin creating PowerPoint and video presentations supporting their proposed solutions to an energy poverty-based prompt.
• November 2nd – Final date for teams to upload their presentations on SEA’s website. A panel of judges will then review the presentations and pick the top five teams to compete in the Finals.
• November 14th - The top five teams will virtually compete in the Finals via a live video conferencing format shown throughout the world.
• Hone leadership skills and engage with a global energy non-profit
• Network with energy professionals
• Compete for cash prizes while developing research and communication skills
• Gain experience virtually working and communicating with a remote team
• Obtain a deep understanding of a critical global energy issue
• Receive broad recognition by competing in an international competition
• Team members can be from different universities, countries, or even continents.
• No prior technical or science-based experience is needed. The prompt will require analyses of many different, multi-disciplinary issues.
• Bachelor’s and graduate degree students from any major and of any year are eligible to compete. However, each team must have at least two students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
• There is no required travel. This is a virtual competition relying on remote team collaboration, pre-recorded video presentations, and a virtual Finals Round broadcast via videoconference.
𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 - The team leader designated below shall fill out this application. The team leader will receive Competition correspondence on behalf of the team and is responsible for sharing the correspondence with the other team members.
𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐬 - The information submitted in this Application will not be shared publicly except as part of the Competition and as otherwise authorized by participants. The names, photos and presentations of the winners of the Competition may be posted in SEA's newsletters, social media and similar materials. On behalf of each team member, the team leader hereby authorizes and consents to such postings, and agrees to inform each team member of the same. If a team member does not desire to have his or her name or photo shared with the public, such member shall contact SEA to discuss options.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 - If you have any questions about the International Switch Energy Case Competition, email Bill Hays at
Where did you first learn about the International Switch Energy Case Competition?
National/International association (i.e. AAPG, SPE, SEG, AGU, etc.)
University student organization
Switch Energy Alliance Newsletter
Word of mouth
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