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Ready for some healthy competition? Use your talents for the greater good in our competition series, and show how thoughtful design can make a difference.

  • Japan Earthquake Relief: A symbolic charity accessory

    Design a symbolic charity accessory to express the sentiment of “I’m with you!”

    Application Closes: May 06, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 12, 2011 to May 25, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: May 31, 2011 at 06:00PM UTC

    Download PDF: French, Japanese

  • Japan Earthquake Relief: “I’m with you!”message greeting cards

    Design a series of greeting cards to express the sentiment of “I’m with you!”

    Application Closes: May 06, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 12, 2011 to May 25, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: May 31, 2011 at 06:00PM UTC

    Download PDF: French, Japanese

  • Calling for Power of Design in Action

    Design-focused Idea for Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding

    Application Closes: May 10, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 19, 2011 to May 25, 2011 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 07, 2011 at 06:00PM UTC

    Download PDF: French, Japanese

  • Game Changers
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    Game Changers

    Well-being

    Design a game that aims to create change by improving lives or inspiring new behaviors.

    Application Closes: May 11, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 13, 2010 to May 21, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 01, 2010 at 06:00PM UTC

  • Crafting Excellence
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    Crafting Excellence

    Arts & Culture

    Create the official logo for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts – UNESCO’s flagship program for supporting craft producers.

    Application Closes: September 07, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: September 13, 2010 to September 23, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: October 05, 2010 at 06:00PM UTC

  • Mark of Dreams: UNESCO's DREAM Center logo competition

    Create the official logo for DREAM Center – a program of the UNESCO/Tribute 21 Fund.

    Application Closes: November 17, 2009 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: November 18, 2009 to November 26, 2009 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: December 10, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

  • Culture Counts: UNESCO poster competition

    Create the poster for 2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; a competition to promote better communication and understanding between all peoples and cultures.

    Application Closes: March 10, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Public Voting: March 17, 2010 to March 22, 2010 at 05:59PM UTC

    Results Announcement: April 07, 2010 at 03:50PM UTC

    Download PDF: French

  • LANGUAGES MATTER!  A UNESCO poster competition

    Create the 2009 UNESCO official poster of International Mother Language Day, February 21.

    Application Closes: January 19, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: January 19, 2009 to January 28, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: February 03, 2009 at 06:01PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French

  • CELEBRATE DIVERSITY – a UNESCO logo competition

    Create the official logo for UNESCO's International Festival of Cultural Diversity.

    Application Closes: May 19, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: May 21, 2009 to May 26, 2009 at 08:35PM UTC

    Results Announcement: June 09, 2009 at 06:01PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French

  • WOOD, PAPER, CHECKMARK: design an awareness campaign for sustainable forestry

    A competition to create elements of a consumer call-to-action campaign to buy FSC-certified products as a means of protecting forests around the world.

    Application Closes: January 13, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: January 14, 2009 to January 26, 2009 at 06:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: February 10, 2009 at 06:01PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French

About Competitions

The DESIGN 21 series challenges designers of all disciplines to find solutions to social and global issues. It’s guided by UNESCO’s premise that education, science, technology, culture and communication are tools to spread knowledge and information, build awareness and foster dialogue.

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