ConocoPhillips Energy Prize 2011


Competition Organizer

ConocoPhillips; Pennsylvania State University Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Technology - Green
Who's Eligible
Open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older. Entries can be submitted by an individual or a team of up to five people.
Important Dates

The deadline to submit entries is May 2, 2011. Finalists will be announced in September, 2011, and winners will be announced at the awards event in October, 2011.

Competition Prizes

The five finalists will each receive $25,000.

The overall winner will be awarded $100,000.

The first runner-up will receive $50,000.

The second runner-up will receive $25,000.

Other Info

Submissions will be judged according to the following equally weighted criteria on a sliding scale of 1-10, with one representing the lowest score and 10 the highest: creativity (i.e., how novel is the Concept), scalability (i.e., can the Concept have a large-scale impact), sustainability (i.e. can the Concept be used over time without severely depleting resources), and commercial viability (i.e., is the Concept legal?) (the "Judging Criteria").