Stage 1 submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
50% - Responsiveness to Competition Goals
25% - Technical review of manufacturing feasibility
25% - Originality, innovation, and design quality of the submission
In addition, Stage 2 Finalists will also be evaluated according to the following criteria:
50% - Prototype basket performance during prototype testing
25% - Public comments received during the prototype testing
25% - Feedback from Department of Sanitation employees during the prototype testing
Please download and review the BetterBin Request for Proposals for complete details, rules and conditions.
Meet the Judging Panel
The BetterBin judging panel represents a diverse group of stakeholders from the Department of Sanitation and New York City design community, as well as technical experts in manufacturing and industrial design.
The judging panel will assess the submissions and select up to three Finalists and one First Place Winner using the evaluation criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals.
Technical Review Advisory Board
The technical review advisory board includes specialists in general manufacturing, metal fabrication, and rotational molding. The advisory board will advise the jury on manufacturing feasibility.
Assistant Professor of Product Design, Parsons School of Design
Warren Ginn, FIDSA
Principal, GinnDesign Product Development and Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at North Carolina State University.
Serial Entrepreneur and Manufacturer
Design Manager, Newell Rubbermaid; Regional Director, IDSA