The International Algae Competition is a global challenge to design visionary algae food and energy systems. It was founded by Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards of the Algae Alliance (AlgaeAlliance.com). Algae Competition objectives are to create an open source collaboratory that expands and shares a vision for algae in our future with design ideas for algae production landscapes, sustainable and affordable algae production systems (APS) for food, feed, energy, nutrients, water remediation, carbon capture and fine medicines, and superb new algae foods.