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This is where the action starts. Respond to a Non-Profit Need or take up a Challenge.

About Challenges

These organizations would like to put your creativity to the test. See what's at stake and accept a challenge! Created for DESIGN 21 member organizations only, Challenges are open calls to the DESIGN 21 community to create solutions to a design problem. To create a Challenge for your organization, contact us.

  • Weaving Love, Creating "Hope":  Product design

    Design a product to wrap world with "Hope," made with a check fabric.

    Application Closes: April 21, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: April 28, 2011 to May 04, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: May 15, 2011 at 12:01AM UTC

    Download PDF: French, Japanese

  • Weaving Love, Creating "Hope":  Textile design

    Design a new check pattern, symbolizing "HOPE"

    Application Closes: April 21, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: April 28, 2011 to May 04, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: May 15, 2011 at 12:01AM UTC

    Download PDF: French, Japanese

  • The Living Climate Change Video Challenge - 18 and Over

    The Living Climate Change Video Challenge, presented by IDEO and hosted by DESIGN 21, invites you to express what life will be like in 20 to 30 years as we move along a path toward reduced carbon emissions. This is the 18 and Over category.

    Application Closes: May 26, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 31, 2010 to June 10, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 30, 2010 at 06:00PM UTC

  • The Living Climate Change Video Challenge - Under 18

    The Living Climate Change Video Challenge, presented by IDEO and hosted by DESIGN 21, invites you to express what life will be like in 20 to 30 years as we move along a path toward reduced carbon emissions. This is the Under 18 category.

    Application Closes: May 26, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 31, 2010 to June 10, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 30, 2010 at 06:00PM UTC

  • Happiness: the Tribute 21 Plate Challenge

    Create a graphic design for a Tribute 21 Plate to inspire future generations.

    Application Closes: August 31, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: September 02, 2009 to September 08, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: September 22, 2009 at 06:01PM UTC

  • GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

    Design an object that can be made from a single sheet of FSC-certified plywood.

    Application Closes: June 02, 2009 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 16, 2009 at 06:01PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French

  • Kobe G8 Environment Ministers Meeting "Furoshiki"

    Design a furoshiki cloth that commemorates the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in Kobe, Japan.

    Application Closes: April 10, 2008 at 04:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: April 18, 2008 at 09:01PM UTC