Shell Ideas360 is more than a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water, and Energy Resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. Collaborate with like-minded innovators, Shell experts, and mentors to expand your horizons.
What is Shell Ideas360?
Shell Ideas360 is a global competition organized by Shell International for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling Energy, Water, and Food issues.
Prizes and Benefits
Rewards at Every Stage
Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone, and Kindle Fire) and a certificate of participation.
Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a certificate of participation.
Each member of the finalist teams will fly to Make The Future, London and receive a personalized medal and certificate of completion.
Winners: The team will receive the Shell Ideas360 trophy and each member of the team wins an Adventure.
Judges and Judging Criteria
Our review process
Our team of experts reads and reviews every idea. They need to be able to assess the strength of each idea and consider how well the submission answers the following questions. To help you, we’ve included some guidance of what you will need to consider.
Novel: How novel or original is the idea?
Your answer should include: What existing idea could you be compared to and why is your idea different? Why is your idea innovative?
Doable: How easy is it to achieve the idea?
Think about How do-able, achievable or feasible is this idea? What are the obstacles; be realistic and what would you need to deliver this.
Value: What benefits (business/social/etc.) would the idea deliver? What is the potential value of this idea?
Consider the wider value whether its financial, political, social or technology etc. And don’t try and sell this to Shell. This isn’t about Shell, this is about the idea.
Relevance: How relevant is the idea of the Food/Energy/Water topic?
Many of the ideas touch more than one of the topics, so please consider this in your answer. The greater the relevance, the greater the impact.
A picture can tell a thousand words, so this year, our reviewers have asked for the image to ‘represent’ your idea. You can be creative as you like, but remember, this could make or break your entry. A diagram or drawing of your idea, well illustrated, may be a lot easier to understand than trying to explain your idea in a few hundred words.
Ideas should be submitted online by 23:59 GMT on January 19, 2018.