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Shell Eco-marathon in 2020 – the first all-virtual programme

In the wake of the pandemic and the cancellation of live track events in 2020, a refreshed virtual programme was launched to recognise the hard work and passion that Shell Eco-marathon teams put in every year, offering them new ways to participate despite not being able to get on the track.

From making some familiar competitions completely virtual, to launching new virtual learning opportunities with industry experts, and introducing brand new ways for teams to compete; the aim of the 2020 Shell Eco-marathon season was to inspire, challenge and provide students the chance to actively collaborate and learn, even if unable to get together as a team.

So, read on for the highlights of the 2020 virtual programme; and what’s coming up in the 2021 programme and how you can get involved.

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2020 Virtual Off-Track Awards

There is a story behind every Shell Eco-marathon car. The Off-Track Awards showcase the STEM skills that go into each Shell Eco-marathon project, recognising the outstanding achievements of teams off the track. Read about the 2020 winning teams who were honoured in virtual awards ceremonies per region.

2020 Virtual Off-Track Awards
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Virtual Learning Sessions

This year we continue with the series of Shell Eco-marathon Virtual Learning Sessions streamed live via YouTube. The sessions are a collaboration with our technology partners and enable students to participate, continue to learn and interact from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

Virtual Learning Sessions
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Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

NEW for 2020, this award celebrates what makes Shell Eco-marathon so special: the desire to come together to overcome barriers to progress. The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award showcases the spirit of collaboration, empathy, finding solutions and using skills and talents for the good.

Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

Important updates on 2020 Shell Eco-marathon programme - FAQs

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Under the hood with team TIM UPS INSA

Find out what it takes to become an award winning Shell Eco-marathon team.

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Shell Eco-marathon: Everything you need to know

Get the lowdown on Shell’s unique global student engineering programme

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Shell Eco-marathon Technical tips: Get them here

Find tips from our Global Technical Director to help you prepare for your event

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