The previous design competition I know about had some very interesting admissions and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what shall this competition bring forth. You're welcome to see some examples from the previous competition, titled "Design For Death" held in 2013, in this post of mine: When Death, Commemoration, Technology and Design Get Together.
The Futures of Digital Death Symposium will be held in Lancaster in January 2016. All the details can be found here.
"Futures of the End of Life: Mobilities of Loss and Commemoration in the Digital Economy: We invite contributions that bring analytical, critical, practice-based and creative insights to the use, design and development of technologies entangled at the end of life. Theoretical, empirical, practical and design or art-based research and approaches are welcome. Submission Deadline: 14th December 2015".