Registrations Now Open Solar cars are amazing

...Able to transport people across a continent at highway speeds, powered by sunlight.

Solar car teams are also amazing, developing innovations and technologies that will lead to sustainable transport. 

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Virtual Awards will recognise the efforts of those who had registered and were preparing to attend the 2021 event. The awards will highlight the outstanding team achievements and overcoming of obstacles in a challenging year. Teams are invited to enter even if the construction phase of the project was unable to be completed!

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Award Categories

The 2021 Virtual Awards have been designed to recognise achievement in a number of categories, celebrating the work of all solar car team members.

The award categories are as follows:

  1. Technology
  2. Innovation
  3. Sustainability
  4. Awareness
  5. Team Culture

Download the full Award Categories information here. The document contains weighted criteria for each category, detailed submission requirements, and more.

Entry Criteria

The 2021 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Awards are open only to teams who registered for the 2021 event.

Judging Panel

The judging panel for the Virtual Awards will consist of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Scientific Faculty Members and Event Director Chris Selwood. Additional judges per category are to be announced - stay tuned!


Registrations open
11:30pm Thursday, 3rd June 2021 UTC

Registrations close
7:30am Friday, 27th August 2021 UTC

Award submissions open
11:30pm Thursday, 30th September 2021 UTC

Award submissions close
6:30am Friday, 15th October 2021 UTC

Virtual Awards Ceremony
8:30pm Friday, 29th October 2021 UTC



Registrations are open now! Register your team for the 2021 Virtual Awards here.

Download the Virtual Awards Categories and Submission Requirements and start planning your entry. Teams may enter as many or as few categories as they desire, and our judges are looking to be inspired, amazed and entertained!

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will be streamed LIVE on Saturday, 30th October 2021 for all to enjoy. Follow our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Read our 2021 Virtual Program Code of Conduct and Conditions for Participation.