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Competitions

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.

  • Millennium Promise Competition

    Design an online campaign to advocate the Millennium Development Goals

    Application Closes: June 19, 2008 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: June 19, 2008 to June 30, 2008 at 06:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: July 15, 2008 at 06:01PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

  • Power To The Pedal
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    Power To The Pedal

    Well-being

    This competition looks for ways to enhance the biking experience with designs for accessories or add-ons to existing bikes.

    Application Closes: April 30, 2008 at 06:00PM UTC

    Public Voting: April 30, 2008 to May 12, 2008 at 06:00PM UTC

    Results Announcement: May 23, 2008 at 02:42PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD logo competition

    Design a logo for the documentary film festival “Stories from the Field.”

    Application Closes: November 27, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Public Voting: November 27, 2007 to December 05, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Results Announcement: December 12, 2007 at 10:00PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

  • Heated issue
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    Heated issue

    Environment

    Design an awareness campaign to educate the public on the issue of global warming

    Application Closes: June 18, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Public Voting: June 18, 2007 to July 02, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Results Announcement: July 17, 2007 at 11:59PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

  • Child’s Play
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    Child’s Play

    Education

    Design an object that encourages children to cultivate their own imagination and creativity

    Application Closes: June 18, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Public Voting: June 18, 2007 to July 02, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Results Announcement: July 17, 2007 at 11:59PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

  • ShelterMe
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    ShelterMe

    Aid

    Design a temporary emergency shelter for deployment in a natural disaster

    Application Closes: June 18, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Public Voting: June 18, 2007 to July 02, 2007 at 11:58PM UTC

    Results Announcement: July 17, 2007 at 11:59PM UTC

    Download PDF: English, French, Japanese

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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