heated Issue Deadline Feb 17
Design an awareness campaign to educate the public on the issue of global warming.
The impact of climate change is a heated issue, sparking controversy in political and scientific arenas. Most agree, however, that humans are largely responsible for generating the conditions that are driving the problem.
This competition asks participants to create an educational campaign to raise public awareness of the problem of global warming and the contribution of our daily lifestyle and activities to this phenomenon. The aim of the campaign is to provoke people to think about the issue and how their individual consumer choices and energy consumption play into the equation.
The amount of waste matter generated in the manufacture of a single laptop computer is close to four thousand times its weight on your lap. A key information design challenge is this: How to make this aggregate waste of materials in everyday products visible. Designs of the time (Dott07) has sponsored a student design comptition with D&AD with the brief: "Take one household product and design a visual representation of its lifecycle, cradle to grave".
From the Doors of Perception newsletter.
P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. P3 is a student design competition that "and focuses on the three components of sustainability: People, Prosperity and the Planet." Initial grants of $10,000 are made to winning student designs, with a further $75,000 grant for one project each year. Thanks to Pollie Barden for the link.
The Tech Museum Awards - "The Tech Awards program recognizes the best of those who are utilizing innovative technology solutions to address the most urgent critical issues facing our planet. Awards are made in the areas of education, equality, environment, health, and economic development through the use of technology.
"Each year, candidates are nominated and then invited to submit applications. Individuals, for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations are eligible. International panels of judges review the applications and annually select 25 awards in the five categories: Health, Education, Environment, Economic Development, and Equality. Five Laureates in each category are honored and one Laureate per category receives $50,000. Laureates are honored at an annual Gala event and inducted into the Tech Laureate Venture Network (TLVN). The TLVN is the extension of the Awards from an annual event to a year round program. The goal of the TLVN is to create opportunities for learning, networking, and exposure to assist the Laureates in furthering their work." Thanks to Beth Rattner for the link.
Metropollis Magazine Design competition "Next Generation Design Competition honors design innovation on all scales and in all disciplines—architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape design, product design, and communications design. The winner is awarded a $10,000 cash prize to realize his or her proposal, plus editorial coverage in Metropolis and on metropolismag.com. Runners-up and notable projects also receive editorial coverage." seems well worth entering.
mtvU and GE are asking teams of college students from around to the country to submit innovative and groundbreaking ideas for projects that would make their schools more environmentally responsible. Any idea, mammoth or miniscule, that makes a significant and positive environmental impact is welcome – the sky’s the limit.
A judging panel of GE and mtvU representatives will review all applications and the top 10 submissions will become our finalists. Finalist projects will be announced January 15, 2007 and will be profiled in depth online and possibly on mtvU and Uber for everyone to vote on their favorite. The winning project's school will receive $25,000 in grants from GE and mtvU to implement their proposal and an mtvU Earth Day music festival on their campus.
Current graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Projects must be original to the entrants. Students can submit individual or team projects, each project must have a faculty advisor.