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  • Competition Judges Announced!

    December 12, 2008


    At last we're pleased to announce our judging line-up for our two current competitions.

    Created for The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Stewardship Council (US), Wood, Paper, Checkmark is 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. The deadline for this competition is January 13. The Nature Conservancy plans to use the winning entry. The prize pool for this competition is $10,000, first prize being $5,000.

    Choosing the Overall Winner will be:

    Corey Brinkema, President of Forest Stewardship Council-U.S.

    Michael Conroy, Head of Colibrí Consulting – Certification for Sustainable Development, and a member of the board of FSC-US

    Martha Hodgkins, Senior Advisor with The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Trade Program

    Matt Mattox, Senior Strategic Planner with The Martin Agency

    Robert M. Perkowitz, Founder and President of the environmental non-profit organization ecoAmerica, and Managing Director of the ecologically-conscious product website, VivaTerra LLC

    Selecting their favorites to receive a DESIGN Judge's Pick (and a share of the prize money) will be:

    Niti Bhan (Singapore) Strategic design planning consultant and co-founder of the Emerging Futures Lab

    Jennifer Leonard (Canada) Design researcher, writer and strategist at IDEO

    David Carlson (Sweden) Brand consultant and founder of furniture brand David Design, trend guide David Report, and consultancy/event Designboost

    Halim Chouiery (Lebanon) Designer and educator, and vice president of ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations)

    A competition to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism, Languages Matter! asks entrants to create the 2009 UNESCO official poster of International Mother Language Day, February 21. The deadline is January 19, 2009 and the prize pool is $5,000, including a first prize of $3,000 and an invitation to attend International Mother Language Day at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris.

    The individuals who will be picking the overall winner on behalf of UNESCO are:

    Daniel Prado (Argentina), Director, Terminology and Language Industries

    Adama Samassékou (Mali) Secretary General, African Academy of Languages

    Judging for DESIGN 21 are advisory board members:

    Jacques Lange (South Africa) Partner and creative director, Bluprint Design, Design Editor of DESIGN> magazine and Past President of ICOGRADA

    Omar Vulpinari (Republic of San Marino) Creative Director of the Visual Communication Department at Fabrica, and Vice President of ICOGRADA