To participate, think of a problem in your community, something that could be better. Now, imagine that you have the latest technology (robotics, artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, virtual reality, etc.) at your disposal. How could you use this technology paired up with international standards to solve the problem?  

The #mycrazyidea competition is inspired by the 2018 World Standards Day theme “International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The day will draw attention to the technologies that are blurring the boundaries between the digital and the real world, and the role of international standards in enabling their positive development.

Follow the competition’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for live updates and interactive guidance for contestants. The winning design will be decided by public voting.

Since 1970, 14 October has been dedicated to celebrating international standards. Coordinated by IEC, ISO and ITU, World Standards Day celebrates the collaborative efforts of the thousands of public- and private-sector experts that dedicate their time and expertise to the development of international standards.

To participate, find the rules and requirements here.

For some inspiration, read all about last year’s winners here.