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  • Millennium Promise Winners!

    July 15, 2008


    DESIGN 21 and Millennium Promise are pleased to announce the results of the Millennium Promise Competition, which garnered 78 entries from 26 countries. Thank you to all those who entered the competition and to our judges, and congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions.

    The Overall Winner is eight goals by Jisuk Jung (Kyunggi Do, South Korea).

    Jung's entry was chosen by Millennium Promise CEO John McArthur and wins the $5,000 prize money.

    “We congratulate the winning campaign for capturing the spirit of hope and feasibility that inspires Millennium Promise's work and is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals,” says McArthur.

    The DESIGN 21 Judge's Picks:

    Four of DESIGN 21's advisory board members also chose their individual Judge's Pick with prize money of $1,125 each.

    Happiness is Easy by Dick Orlando Martínez Calderón (Bogota, Colombia) was selected by Marcella Echavarria.

    U develop by Sarah Spargo (Cornwall, United Kingdom) was selected by Cynthia Smith.

    Millennium Promise Competition by Cemal Mutver (Istanbul, Turkey) was chosen by Susan Szenasy.

    Eight goals by Jisuk Jung was selected by Dr Peter Zec.

    The Most Popular entry:

    HELP! by Lana Sef (Zagreb, Croatia) won the most votes by DESIGN 21 members and the prize of $500.

    Honorable Mentions go to:

    JOY-IN by Christiana Castenetto/GRIP (Rome, Italy)

    The World Wide Web of Lies by Sam Dunne (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

    MDG Online Video Commercial by David Murawsky, Normal Design (Vancouver, Canada)

    Millennium Promise by Cemal Mutver (Istanbul, Turkey)

    Spend Strong! by Matt Rues (Kansas, United States)

    According to Haruko Smith, director of DESIGN 21, “All the entrants spent hours and hours studying the Millennium Development Goals. Many more, I'm sure, did the same and perhaps felt too overwhelmed to come up with one solution. If you consider all of the people that voted as part of the popular vote, you start to get a sense of the far-reaching effects of our competitions. The point is, the competition itself did much to educate us all. Hopefully it motivated young designers to take action in whatever the way they could – even by simply discussing it with friends. The more people join in this shared goal of eradicating extreme hunger and raising awareness for the MDGs, the better. We are so thrilled that we played a small part in it. It was indeed an extraordinary experience to work with Millennium Promise.”

    Jeffrey D Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, author of Common Wealth and President of the Millennium Promise Alliance adds, “We are thrilled to partner with DESIGN 21 on this exciting campaign. The bold creativity of these designs will inspire all who view them to do their part to achieve these shared global goals. Congratulations to the design community for their wonderful contributions.”

    You can view the winning designs, honorable mentions and all entries, along with the judges' comments and brief, on the Millennium Promise Competition page.