Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2019

NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES:
PRO CARTON YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD 2019!

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is now one of Europe’s leading annual young talent competitions for packaging design. It also plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainability as it focuses exclusively on cartonboard design!

We are excited to announce that submissions for the 2019 Pro Carton Young Designers Award are open and run right through until mid-May 2019, so >> get your creative juices running!

Teachers can plan the Awards into the curriculum for this academic year (see offer of support below); and students, please encourage your teachers to let you participate.

We will invite the 4 category winners plus 6 Finalists to the Awards Gala Dinner which this year is in Malta. And the teachers of the finalists are also invited!

Entries can be submitted across four categories:

  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging: Eat & Drink: The focus lies on cartonboard as the most sustainable food and beverages packaging material and its recyclability. Give us a taste of great design!
  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging: All other: This category focusses on using the most sustainable packaging material for non-food packaging. Everything needs packaging, have a look around yourself and get inspired!
  • Creative Cartonboard Ideas: Think outside the box! Here’s a chance for you to put forward your cartonboard ideas outside of the packaging market.
  • Save the Planet: Every minute a truck load of plastics is dumped in the ocean. Show us your ideas as to how cartonboard can reduce or replace plastic and help us save the planet!

Please submit physical 3D samples of your designs, illustrations or two dimensional layouts are also welcome.

What you can win:

  • The main prize for the 4 category winners is a visit to the Stora Enso in Sweden plus practical training at AR Packaging in Sweden. All expenses paid, of course!
  • Furthermore, all winners, finalists and each of their lecturers will be invited to the Gala Awards dinner at the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) Congress in September 2019 in Malta where the European folding carton industry will meet for this networking event of the year! All expenses will be covered by Pro Carton: Travel costs, 2 nights in a luxury hotel, the elegant Award Gala and even a budget for night out in Malta!
  • All finalists will receive framed certificates.

For inspiration take a look at

Also, you can see more about the two sponsor companies that will be welcoming the 2019 winners at www.storaenso.com and www.ar-packaging.com

Services for Design Schools and Universities:

We would be happy to support you with >> Publications on cartons and cartonboard, and, above all, complimentary cartonboard for the design work. We want to provide a real hands on learning experience for the students!

If you like us to send you cartonboard for your students you are most welcome to order free of charge here:

The cartonboard for this year´s Award is being sponsored by Mayr-Melnhof Karton.

It is also possible to arrange for Pro Carton members to come to your school or university and hold workshops on the numerous options that cartonboard and cartons offer (design, technology, production, marketing …).

Please let us know what else we can do for you and contact us:
Suzanne McEwen
mcewen@procarton.com

What can I enter?

Entries can be submitted in four categories:

  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging Food & Drink
  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging All – excluding Food & Drink
  • Creative Cartonboard Ideas
  • Save the Planet

How do I enter?

  • All submitted materials – designs, layouts and/or models, empty packaging etc.
    • must be true to scale, regardless of their actual size and use,
    • must be made exclusively of cartonboard (over 200 g/m2),
    • be folded and possibly glued.
    • Designs need to be three-dimensional designs.
    • Each entry must be registered online,
    • Send your entry with a copy of the entry form to the Award office – so we can identify your physical entry
  • If possible, all entries must be provided as print-ready versions (not larger than A3). A layout or description of one A4 page maximum must accompany all three-dimensional samples, models, empty packs etc. A description is desirable under all circumstances.
  • Each entry should include a “Promote your Design” text comprising approx. 100 words as well as between one and up to a maximum of five photos of the design (please ensure good quality – no photo collages or images with text).
  • Unless expressly requested otherwise, all shortlisted entries as selected by the jury will be included in the public voting for the Public Award on the Pro Carton website after the deadline for the entry has expired.

Who can participate?

The competition is aimed at all design students in Europe who are not working as professionals. They must not have completed their studies before the summer of 2019 (proof is to be supplied with the entry, e.g. student enrolment document). An entry gives the organisers the right to showcase the submitted concepts in a public exhibition, including publication, promotion and documentation of the competition.

What can I win?

  1. For the 4 category winners: The main prize for the category winners is a visit to the Stora Enso Mill in Sweden plus a practical training at an international carton converter.
  2. This is for the 4 winners and the other 6 finalists on top together with their teachers: An invitation to the award ceremony at the international ECMA Congress in Malta (maximum one person plus one teacher per entry) – travel expenses and accommodation all borne by Pro Carton.
  3. A special trophy
  4. A corresponding certificate
  5. International publicity and recognition: publication of prizes and prize winners (press releases, website and social media)

There will be one award winner for each category plus a total number of six finalists.

Where and when can I enter?

Entries must be received by

Pro Carton Young Designers Award
c/o Lejeune Association Management
Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 131-G
NL-2593 BM The Hague
The Netherlands

no later than 17th May 2019 and be labelled “Pro Carton Young Designers Award“. They can be returned to the entrant upon special request and at their own cost and risk. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their entries arrive on time.

What does entry cost?

Participation is free of charge. The organisers are not responsible for the submitted materials.

How does the jury work?

The jury consists of designers, brand owners, retailers as well as manufacturers of cartonboard and cartons. This ensures that the needs of the entire Supply Chain are taken into consideration.

Members of the jury, their relatives and the organisers are excluded from participating in the competition. Pro Carton retains the right to use all entries for public relations purposes. The decisions of the jury are final.

How does the public voting work?

Following the jury meeting early in June, the shortlisted designs will be presented on a voting page on this website. Furthermore all shortlisted designs will be promoted on our Social Media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

One vote can be cast per day. The voting ends on 10th September 2019. Users trying to manipulate this limit will be excluded.

The winner of the public voting will receive an iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB) and a certificate as the public’s favourite. There will be a prize draw for a further iPad among all those voting on www.procarton.com

The winner will be drawn within early in October 2019 and will be notified by e-mail. If the winner does not respond to this mail within 7 days, the prize will be forfeited and there will be another draw for a new winner.

Multiple wins are not possible. The organiser’s decision is final. Prizes cannot be redeemed in cash.

The organisers will not pass on personal data nor disclose addresses to third parties.

 

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EXTREME HABITAT CHALLENGE 2019 – SAHARA

PREMISE

Vision: Extreme Habitat Challenge pushes to explore habitat concepts that are responsible, yet brave to grow human civilization in synchronous with nature + technology + planet.

Design a concept habitat of 1,000 people within area of 0.5mi x 0.5mi, which is able to expand itself to 100,000 (2.5mi x 2.5mi) as needed/desired by the population moving in to the place. The challenge invites ideas that push the boundaries of design using innovative habitat working models, materials, technology, close to zero land costs, a nomadic yet rooted lifestyle.

This design exercise can be considered similar to colonizing a new earth with technology of today. The first 1,000 people prototype habitat will house all the three elements of human life in it – Live, Work and Play.

The first ever Extreme Habitat Challenge competition chooses two major cities (New York, USA x Mumbai, India), connected via the fastest mode of land bound transit (Hyperloop). This site peculiarly with a very less human population density, is a test bench for designing a new habitat will inspire how life should be in similar environments while balancing itself harmoniously between forces of nature.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given issue outlines. The idea can begin at an issue or a program or the history.

  • A maximum 8 nos. – 1880 x 2880 sheet in portrait digital format (JPEG)
  • Answer 6 mandatory questions and 2 self formulated questions in the discussion section as given on the ‘additional materials folder’. This folder contains: Full resolution Map images, Hands on Literature of problem, CAD Drawing file of Site, FAQ Questions, Descriptive Criterion.

Minimum requisites in the sheets (For a complete submission):

  • Site plan (Compulsory)
  • Key conceptual sections x 1 (Minimum)
  • 3D views x 4
  • Cover image of size 2000 x 1000 px or larger in aspect ratio 2:1.
  • Floor plans, images, sketches (if any) can be added to support the entry in the form of additional images.
  • Use exploded views to discuss multi-leveled conceptual models better.
  • Ensure that the final sheets which are submitted do not include your name or any other mark of identification.
  • To learn about the best practices of submission refer to this pdf here. https://goo.gl/fmmcP7
  • Plagiarism of any idea/form/design/image will be disqualified with a notice.

The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at uni.xyz only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. The competition is open to all students and professionals (Worldwide).
  2. Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  3. This competition is open for both students and professionals.
  4. Team size is maximum of 4 members per team.
  5. All disciplines are eligible.
  6. Team: Teams with all student participants (with valid id’s required) will be categorized under student teams.
  7. Teams with even one professional participant will be categorized under professional team.

 

 

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Total Prize: $3,000

SKYHIVE 2019 SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

The SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge is the second annual architecture competition which searches out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high rise structure. Participants of the SKYHIVE Challenge are tasked with creating a concept for a state-of-the-art tower that breaks the norm.
Participants are encouraged to incorporate new technologies and materials in their designs, as well as unique aesthetics and spatial organisations. Special consideration is also given to designs that implement innovations in sustainable systems, as well as those that look to solve economic, social, and cultural problems through the establishment of new architectural methods.
The annual SKYHIVE Challenge is a platform to examine the relationship between skyscrapers and the natural world, the community, and the city as a whole. It is important that designs show consideration for the impact on the surrounding environment, as well as how the increase in inhabitants will affect the current infrastructure, pollution levels, economic division, and urban sprawl.

Competition participants are allowed to interpret the competition brief however they choose, in the most creative way possible. The SKYHIVE Challenge is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to potentially rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

 

More: skyhive2019.beebreeders.com

 

Total Prize: $6,000

Typomania 2019 – Typographic Video Contest

About 

Typomania typographic video competition is one of the key events of the festival. The contest exists from the very beginning of the festival. We recieve hundreds of  type videos annualy. The contest participants are designers, motion designers, cartoonists, students and professionals.

Entry submission for Typomania 2019 will be open from March 1 till May 1 2019. Best videos were chosen by an international jury. The announcement of the results and the award ceremony will take place during the closing ceremony of Typomania festival on June 2 2019 in the Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Zubovsky boulevard, 2).

Curator of the videocontest – Vasily Shikhachevskyvideo@typomania.ru

Themes of the videocontest

1.Videos with type playing the key role in them

2.Presentation of a typeface. Video demonstrating the abilities and specificity of a typeface.

  1. Movie titles.Captions for movies, cartoons, TV series, TV programs. Commercial and student works.
  2. Text visualization. Visualization of a song, a poem or of another text.

5.Typomania. Animation of the TYPOMANIA logo (download the festival logo).

Entries

We recieve hundreds of works from Russia, Europe, Asia, America. You can watch them all on our YouTube channel TypomaniaFest.

Prizes

Every year on Typomania festival’s stage the authors of 9 best videos recieve 9 legendary light letters.  Special prizes will also be awarded for the best performance technique. Shortlisted authors will be awarded diplomas. Mailing of prizes and diplomas are at the expense of the festival. Authors of videos that are not included in the short-list, will be sent pdf-diploma of the participant on request.

More: en.typomania.ru

 

ABU DHABI FLAMINGO OBSERVATION TOWER INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. The artificial wetlands were created in the heart of the Middle East, on the East of Abu Dhabi island, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Covering a total area of 5 km2, the reserve is comprised of wetlands, salt flats knowns as sabkhas, and fossilized sand dunes.

The reserve has become an oasis of animal and plant life, attracting innumerable species of diverse wildlife to settle within the wetlands. This includes abundant plant and aquatic life as well as over 250 species of birds, most notably the spectacular flock of flamingos that call the wetlands home.

The Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower competition is looking to celebrate these magnificent creatures by tasking participants with designing a new observation tower for the reserve. As the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has expressed an interest in the construction of this tower, designs will need to be both in keeping with the look and purpose of the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, while having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500
More information about the special awards at flamingotower.beebreeders.com.

 

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Total Prize: $6,000

International Finsa Award

THE AWARD

The International Finsa Award for Architects & Designers 2019 aims to encourage and challenge students to explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials in construction. We believe that the future in construction should continue developing this way and know it is possible to achieve. The award considers the work of both teachers and students or short term graduates, all of whom will be acknowledged and awarded.

2019 EDITION

Woodside Pavilion is a temporary structure designed to house practical art activities for the local community. Conceived as an informal, pop-up space, the purpose of the pavilion is to engage and offer dialogue and collaboration between groups of people who do not normally have the opportunity to meet with or collaborate with practical artists.

THE PRIZE

The International Finsa Award prize for the 2019 edition goes further. We want to add value to the competition by building the winner(s) project. Plus, the supervision and management of the construction by the designers. This will kickstart their careers considering that the competition is only for students or recent graduates (check the Competition Guidelines for more information about elegibility).

 

 

More: ifa.finsa.com

 

SMART Label 2019: Call For Submission – INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AWARD

SMART Label 
RETURN OF THE HOST AWARD – MILAN FAIR AND POLI.design SPECIALISING IN PRODUCTS AND THE TOP PIONEERING COMPANIES IN THE HOTEL/RESTAURANT/CAFÉ AND RETAIL SECTOR PRESENT AT HOST MILANO 2019
MORE THAN 150 PRIZES AND 20 SPECIAL AWARDS ASSIGNED IN THE LAST THREE EDITIONS 
A domotic door handle that welcomes guests and amazes them on arrival with easily recognisable, customisable and technologically advanced functions, presenting an interface that is both physical and cognitive. Tables designed to revolutionise the art of laying tableware, even in the most elegant kitchens. A suspended minibar among the finest in the world. Smart decanters that employ revolutionary technologies to enhance bouquet and aroma. New generation coffee capsules with an oxygen barrier, designed to maintain the organoleptic properties of coffee, customisable and compatible with the most widespread brands. And then we have universal printing systems for Plug & Play food systems that enable food products to be creatively manufactured according to custom requirements. These are just some of the “intelligent” solutions expressed by the world of hospitality businesses that have received the SMART Label award over the years, an honour dedicated to innovation in the field of professional hospitality promoted by the Host – Milan fair, in collaboration with POLI.design and sponsored by ADI, the Association for Industrial Design. An award venue that returns with a new edition addressed to all the companies registered in HostMilano 2019, a world leading event in the hotel industry, which will present the latest news in terms of equipment, raw materials, equipment and semi-finished products from Friday 18 to Tuesday 22 October 2019 at Fiera Milano, Rho.
Indeed, HostMilano has become an unmissable two-year event for the discovery of new useful items for a successful hospitality business: from raw materials to semi-finished products, machinery, equipment, furniture and tableware. At the same time, attendees will be able to enjoy in-depth previews of future trends. And it is precisely the ability to capture future trends that is rewarded with SMART Label, an award that highlights and confirms the extreme vitality of a sector capable of continuously renewing itself, constantly improving and personalising its offer. 497 nominations have been collected in the last three editions, 156 companies have been honoured with the SMART Label and more than 20 special SMART Label Innovation awards to as many products capable of driving significant changes in the sectors of reference of many companies.
“The SMART Label numbers indicate how much this award has become a point of reference for identifying the best ‘smart’ solutions and products resulting from advanced scientific, technological and production processes with appreciable advantages for increasing quality of life” – claims Matteo Ingaramo, Director of POLI.design “I believe that awards such as this, which arise from an in-depth collaboration between institutions such as POLI.design and Fiera Milano, are essential to stimulate and enhance innovative ideas capable of using technology in an advanced and useful manner, involving the appreciation of users and society . This is a positive vision that positions this initiative as the leading technological and commercial offer in the hospitality sector on a global scale”.
For 2019, SMART Label in 2019 envisages three award categories: Smart Label for products characterised by with innovative content, Innovation Smart Label for products with a high innovation content, disruptive solutions and which overcome consolidated trends in the sector and Green Smart Label for products with a high level of innovation and distinctive characteristics in terms of energy efficiency, environmental compatibility and eco-sustainability industry trends.
Two Special Mention categories have also been confirmed, they are destined for  products that stand out in the application of new materials that contribute to energy saving, energy recovery or for the introduction of digital connections between different products in an Internet of Things perspective aimed at improving interaction and use of individual products.
The winning entries will be awarded the “Label“, a truly distinctive plaque that will put them in the spotlight at Host 2019 and at any future promotional venues, and will enrol them in the Index of “Smart Products” at Host Milano 2019, where a dedicated exhibition and a specially designed itinerary will further raise the visibility of these SMART and innovative developments.
How to enter and judging 
Until April 29th 2019, the companies registered for Host Milano 2019 may candidate their own product or project under development, according to the procedures indicated on the website www.polidesign.net, by means of a dedicated digital template (no other forms of application will be accepted). Only one entry per company will be accepted.
The complete event rules are available at www.host.fieramilano.it and www.polidesign.net.
The commission’s assessment criteria
The Commission will be composed of 5 members, selected among teachers, professionals and international experts, with proven experience or qualifications in the fields of Design, Hospitality and Energy Saving. The Commission will assess the candidate products/services/projects on the basis of the following fundamental elements: the functional efficiency of the product or service, the effectiveness of the product’s performance or the usability of the service, the degree of innovation of the usage approach and technologies, and the advantages for users.

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BICeBé 2019 International Poster Call

  1. ELIGIBILITY

    1. Contestants may be design students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, having posters printed between April 2017 and March 2019, except for those submitting as Category D and E that must be unpublished.
    2. Each contestant can submit up to ten (10) posters including series and categories A,B,C & D. Category D which doesn’t accept series. Category E will accept up to two (2) animated GIF, per designer. The maximum limit per designer or studio is up to ten (10) posters and 2 GIFs.
    3. Design technique is free. Format for categories A,B & C may not be less than 50 x 70 cm. In Category D format must be 70 x 100 cm. VERTICAL. In Category E for animated poster format must be 1000 x 1380 pixeles (vertical) and should last 15 seconds.
    4. Posters submited may participate in the following categories:

    Published works
    Category A Cultural posters
    Category B Social posters
    Category C Advertising or commercial posters
    Unpublished works.
    Category D Unpublished posters on the topic: THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION
    Category E Unpublished animated GIF on the topic: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    Category D & E we will only accept originals & unpublished, not previously printed or digitally published posters (including social networks, blogs, websites or other contests).

  2. ABOUT POSTERS DIGITAL SUBMISSION

    BEFORE SENDING CONSIDER THAT:

    • The designer must provide a valid and active email for future communications.
    • Multiple submissions with different emails are not accepted. In that case we will considered for pre-selection only the first 10 posters.
    • Series are not considered as one poster.
    • Double check your formats and resolution before submitting your work to avoid problems and system rejection.

    POSTER SUBMISSION

    • Go to www.bicebebolivia.com/poster-submission
    • Fill all required information in english or spanish ONLY.
    • In categories A, B, C & D upload your files at 60 cms. tall for vertical width for horizontal, JPG, 8 compression, RGB format at 300 dpi. Each poster must not weigh more than 10 MB.
    • For Category E, submit your animated GIF at 1000 x 1380 pixels (vertical) 15 seconds long and 10 MB of maximun weight.
    • Accept all Rules & Conditions and click send (Point 4).

    If you submitted everything correctly you will receive a confirmation email within the next 48 hoursPlease send files only once to avoid a null participation.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

    (23:59 pm -04:00GMT)
  3. ABOUT EVALUATION AND SELECTION

    1. Posters will be evaluated and selected by a Selection Committee formed by distinguished designers, artists, illustrator and curators designated by the BICeBé.
    2. The oficial announcement of selected posters will be on MONDAY APRIL 22th, 2019 in our website and social networks.
  4. ABOUT SHIPMENT OF SELECTED PRINTED POSTERS

    1. In case of being selected, the designer or studio AGREES —accepting all Rules & Conditions— to send TWO PRINTED POSTERS of each selected poster or choose local printing and transfer US$50 per poster via WESTERN UNION. Not complying with this term would mean automatic elimination from the final jury.
    2. Each selected poster include the Entry Form, that will be emailed to you with our postal address. This form must be printed, filled and attached without damaging the poster. The form must be filled in English or Spanish only.
    3. For those who decide to send their printed posters, consider a tube resistant poster package with protection in order to preserve your work. Not mistreated or folded poster will be accepted. If the poster arrives damaged, the designer will be notified to make the local printing as mentioned at point 4.1.
    4. Selected designer should be pending of BICeBé email communications and send their printed posters or make an effective money transfer within a maximum period of 35 days after the selection announcement.
    5. Submission of printed posters must be made only by public mail services and EMSBICeBé will NOT accept or pay additional costs and taxes of shipments made throughout private companies (DHL, UPS, FEDEX, etc.). The shipment must be sent with NO COMMERCIAL VALUE/SIN VALOR COMERCIAL declared and shall bear the phrase.
  5. ABOUT POSTER CALL CONDITION

    1. The responsible organizer is authorized to reproduce the posters submitted to the contest, in catalogs, exhibitions, promotional editions, electronic media, as well as promotional events of the Biennale whose purposes will be non-profit, respecting the credit of the autors.
    2. All posters will become part of the acquis of the BICeBé®.
    3. The organizers reserve the right to refuse the participation of posters that are considered offensive to morality or culture of any country and that of those who do not comply with the requirements of this solicitation.
  6. ABOUT JURY

    1. The jury will be composed by a panel of prestigious national and international guest designers who will determine the winners, during the week of activities of BICeBé 2019.
  7. ABOUT THE WINNERS

    1. The winners will be announced during the main ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.
  8. ABOUT PRIZES

    1. BICeBé will provide a diploma and a catalogue to the first, second and third awarded positions in all categories.
    2. Special awards:

    Category A First Place. Huari Award $us 4.000.-
    Category B First Place. Fundación Viva Award $us 2.000.-
    Category C Primer Lugar. Fundación Solydes Award $us 2.000.-
    Categoría D First Place. Award $us 5.000.-

    Fundación Viva Award to the Best Bolivian Poster of all categories $us 1000.-
    Award to the Best Bolivian Poster in Category D $us 1000.-

    The winner must assume the corresponding taxes in his country, if necessary.

Category D: Unpublished poster
THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION

Technology and social networks have modified our access to information. Day by day we take part of the exchange of information on the reality of the world and our immediate surroundings. Somehow we feel powerful, and it seems we have no time for formal media. That headline in bold and blunt letters seems to be telling us everything we need to know about an event. The photo that shows that public figure in a compromising action is a true irrefutable fact, because it has been share more than a thousand times. However, can we carelessly believe in all the pieces of information to which we are exposed? How can we rightly discern truth, verified information, precise data, and unedited images?

We have played down the importance of distinguishing between known and unknown, in other words, verifying facts and information objectively. Saving time is everything, and a fast finger tap on our mobiles is more convenient. Reading thoughtfully, considering the sources, and deepening our knowledge are not priorities. The information we thoughtlessly get and share, does not have to be a complete falsehood, but it is enough for it to be somewhat credible and compatible with our feelings. As most mainstream communities operate under this logic, we are all accomplices of sharing unverified information almost immediately and we become targets of major advertising strategies and, which is more dangerous, political schemes.

There are no “alternative facts,” but just facts, and there is truth. Sadly, the use of these modern euphemisms does not seem to frighten or bother us anymore.

Fernando Trías de Bes(*) classifies these new so-called “realities” into four categories. The first one is technology, this has led us to live and experience parallel, real, and fictitious worlds all together in a mix. The second is speed, which means we do not care to verify if something is true, as we are only interested in seeing content grow and evolve. The third consists in a loss of confidence in the formal media that we use to trust to obtain information in the past. Finally, the fourth new reality is a desire to confirm the beliefs and feelings by ourselves, this means that we seek and accept only what we think and feel.
Immediacy is our delight. Information is disseminated, as rumor does, thus generating new public opinions. We are free, independent, and we cherish our ability to access information, but we can distinguish which content is false, true, or paid?

Education and methodological research —scientific method — applied to test the reality of facts, provide the only alternatives to move forward and break free from misinformation and being subjects of manipulation. We must look for reliable sources of information to build a conscious, analytical and less influenced society.

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Total Prize: $15.000
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Creative Conscience Awards 2019

 

The Creative Conscience Awards welcome projects by students and graduates (of up to two years) from any creative discipline. The deadline for 2018 has now passed, but we’ll be launching the 2019 awards at the end of this year. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (of up to six), and can choose your own issue to tackle or work from one of our exciting briefs.

Example Briefs

Our awards scheme searches for exciting projects with a focus on social impact. You can enter anything you like, as long as the project fits into one of our Impact Themes. We also have some exciting briefs that give a starting point if you feel you need it, tackling some of the most relevant issues that our world faces today. This years deadlines have passed, but feel free to download the briefs for your own personal projects, or to start working early on an entry for the 2019 awards. Shortlisted projects are judged by a panel of industry experts based on your creative approach and the potential impact of your project.

Open Brief Background

If you have an issue that you are passionate about, that you believe could help change the world in a positive way you could enter it under our Open Brief. You could identify something that isn’t working for you about the world around you and look for a solution. We’re interested however big or small your ideas are. We are looking for solutions and provocations that will call people to action and can lead to genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. The themes you might wish to explore can be broad and varied. Past projects have included design solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, campaigns & products against FGM, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living – to list just a few subject areas.

Open Brief Challenge

The Open Brief is your chance to create a project that deals with any issue you’re passionate about solving. Identify something that isn’t working in the world around you and look for a solution, however big or small. We’re looking for solutions and provocations that have the potential to provoke action and have a genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. Past projects have included creative solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living and much more.

Mental Health Background

Negative experiences happen in all of our lives: difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities, or a significant setback for example. Mental health can affect anyone. There are many ways we can cope with mental illness: establishing and maintaining relationships, discussing our issues and taking action when possible, however there are stigmas surrounding mental health that we unfortunately need to tackle.

Mental Health Challenge

How can you use your creative skills to aid those with mental health issues? If your life or the life of those around you has been touched by mental health issues, then use these experiences as possible entry points into the brief and as a means of research to explore potential routes and solutions. The challenge really is boundless in however you want to approach it, all we ask is that the outcome is optimistic and empowering towards the audience. Let’s open up and tackle this issue head on to create some real positive change in the world. Here are some useful links to start you off: Movember Onemindinstitute CentreforglobalmentalhealthMind.org.uk

Equality Background

Equality is a human right. Both men and women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Whether this be gender equality as a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty: empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole communities, improving the prospects for the next generation. Or more general human rights for minorities, those under threat of being suppressed or living in fear because of who they are or what they believe.

Equality Challenge

Can you think of a way to change current behaviours and inspire people to understand the value brought by treating everyone equally? You may simply want to raise awareness, or perhaps you can think of a way to actively change human behaviour and understanding. Here are some useful links to start you off: Global Goals Rightsinfo Cause2create Creativeequals

Refugee Crisis Background

This brief has been set in partnership with Help Refugees The most basic requirements for refugees to regain their independence are housing, language and employment. Without housing, people become destitute; without the ability to speak the local language, it is very difficult to get a job; without employment independence is almost impossible.

Refugee Crisis Challenge

How can we creatively support the empowerment of refugees in host countries, and improve their access to opportunities? Local language: classes can be expensive and restrictive in terms of the amount that you can study, when and where. What creative solutions could help with this? Employment: refugee unemployment in the UK is 50%, and many refugees are overqualified for the jobs they take. How can we find creative ways to increase people’s chances of finding meaningful work quickly? Integration: how can we build bridges with local communities? Can you find ways to keep community at the heart of these proposals? Empowerment: Can you consider innovative ways for Help Refugees to raise more funds to allow us to do more for empowerment projects? *96p from every pound raised already goes straight to our projects on the ground.

Conscious Consumption Background

We can’t continue to consume and buy ‘stuff’ at our current rate without serious consequences. ‘The story of stuff’ tells us why.

Conscious Consumption Challenge

The Conscious Consumption brief is an opportunity to create solutions to help re-direct our worlds trajectory towards self-destruction. This could explore themes on not just what we consume, but how and why. Where do the things we consume come from, and what are their impact e.g. environmental, psychological and/or societal. What methods could we use to design products that are sustainable and have a minimal or even positive ecological impact? And what would these products be? How could mindsets be shifted (especially in first world countries) away from misguided, and damaging purchasing habits? Why do we consume, and what are the often overlooked motivations for consumption – and are there ways we can nurture or redirect these energies? The solutions to these questions should aim to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, so we can consciously consume.

Examples

  • Creating materials/products that do not cause harm to us and our environment (e.g. cradle to cradle)
  • Designing new systems (Donut and sharing economies are examples of this)
  • How can we educate and inform people about their choices in a fun, exciting and positive way.

Reference brands: Patagonia, Fairphones and Rubymoon

The awards ceremony and beyond

If you’re a winner you will receive an invite to our awards ceremony, hosted in London in July. At the ceremony you’ll get to mingle with creatives and professionals from complimentary organisations as well as other winners. Your winning work will be displayed on our site, plus you’ll be invited to be part of the Creative Conscience Collective – a platform to communicate with other winners, past and present, and where exclusive events and opportunities are shared. Beyond the awards, we also help to bring the brightest and most innovative projects to life though our Impact scheme. Providing contacts and mentorship, we support you with your project helping to create tangible impact in the world.

 

More: creativeconscience.org.uk

 

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION ROME COLLECTIVE LIVING CHALLENGE

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

Rome is one of the least affordable cities in the world due to a number of reasons. The lingering influence of corruption, mixed with a market flooded with so-called “micro-apartments” – tiny properties with just 10, 7 or even 4 square metres of floor space – has created quite the predicament for those looking to live in Rome on a budget.

As major cities are becoming less affordable, they are also becoming more lonely, with individuals feeling more isolated and separated from each other than ever. The concept of collective living has existed for hundreds of years, and is only just beginning to re-emerge in western societies. Communities are created through intentional architecture which creates shared spaces in which residents interact in numerous different ways, from sharing meals and socialising to sharing the burden of child care.

For the Rome Collective Living Challenge, participants are tasked with designing a concept for affordable housing in Rome that fits the ideals of a co-living lifestyle. This competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to conceive an entirely new way of living, one that experiments with the concept of low-income housing as a collective. Rather than rolling out hundreds of new tiny apartments in Rome’s city centre, collective living could offer something more than just an affordable place to live; a community to live in within the hustle and bustle of Italy’s capital.

Designs should be minimal in their requirements of land and materials so that they could potentially be rolled out across the city to increase housing stock capacity. No minimum size or amount of the residential units per block has been set, and proposals should be flexible enough to adapt to different locations, sizes, and inhabitant capacity requirements.

There are no pre-selected competition sites and so participants are free to choose any appropriate theoretical site in Rome. A key factor that participants must keep in mind for the Rome Collective Living Challenge is that this is not a simple housing solution – rather it is a new concept in community living, and would need to be developed following the co-living principles.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

 

PRIZES

  • 1ST PRIZE US $3,000 Publications Certificate of Achievement
  • 2ND PRIZE US $1,500 Publications Certificate of Achievement
  • 3RD PRIZE US $500 Publications Certificate of Achievement

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: OCTOBER 30 – DECEMBER 11
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 12 – FEBRUARY 15
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 16 – APRIL 19

Closing date for registration: APRIL 19, 2019
Closing date for submission: JUNE 6, 2019 (11:59 pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: JULY 4, 2019

More: romechallenge.beebreeders.com
Total Prize: $6,000