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  • Winners Announced!

    July 17, 2007


    The winners of our three DESIGN 21: Social Design Network competitions have been determined.

    Over 800 entries from 59 countries were received for Heated Issue, Child's Play and ShelterMe. DESIGN 21 members then voted for their favorites during a two-week voting period; in each competition, the entry with the most votes automatically went into the final round of judging where it was assessed by our expert jury. In addition to the top honors, UNESCO selected several highly commended entries to receive the DESIGN 21 Award of Excellence.

    The high quality of the entries and depth of thinking impressed the judges. Design curator Cynthia Smith, who judged the ShelterMe competition, said: "Overall, I was struck by the large number and variety of innovative solutions submitted, which is an indication of the expanding interest in socially responsible design. The selected finalists reflect the range of thinking for what is required; not necessarily one approach for any geographical area or situation."

    DESIGN 21: Social Design Network congratulates the winners and would like to thank all members who entered. More competitions will be announced in the coming weeks.

    You can view the winning designs, judges comments, finalists and all entries by going to: Heated Issue Child's Play ShelterMe

    Heated Issue

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

    First prize $5,000; Second prize $3,000; Third prize $1,500; Most Popular $500

    First Prize Re-written Aesop's Fables by Hwani Lee, USA

    Second Prize Power Point by Jon Ardern, UNITED KINGDOM

    Third Prize Eco Nutrition by Sam Ho, CANADA

    Most Popular Prize Anti Global Warming Campaign by Ahmad Shawki, EGYPT

    DESIGN 21 Award of Excellence

    One Day At A Time by Christopher Miller, USA

    Ice-Age by jeff bare, USA

    Help by Cemal Mutver, TURKEY

    Child's Play

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

    First prize $5,000; Second prize $3,000; Third prize $1,500; Most Popular $500

    First Prize Yo'play by Barro de Gast, ITALY

    Second Prize Bacbucon by Johanna Kiss and Shlomi Friedman, ISRAEL

    Third Prize Play Packaging by Kate Wells, UNITED KINGDOM

    Most Popular Prize Happy Thoughts, [ ] by zN ozoono and Jin-Sun Seo, SOUTH KOREA

    DESIGN 21 Award of Excellence

    Bændy by Dejan Vukadinovic, SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

    Colours of the World by Ulla Käs, GERMANY

    Children's Building System by Danielle Pecora, USA


    Design a temporary emergency shelter for deployment in a natural disaster.

    First prize $5,000; Second prize $3,000; Third prize $1,500; Most Popular $500

    First Prize Lightweight Emergency Shelter by Patrick Wharram, USA

    Second Prize Reed Woven House by Javiera Barrientos, Ignacio Burgos Vargas, Jorge Henriquez Camus, CHILE

    Third Prize and Most Popular Prize Sanctuary by Jonathan Kim, Thomas Herrström, Calle Uggla, Magnus Sparrman, USA

    DESIGN 21 Award of Excellence

    Craft Shelter by M Vinai Wasinpornchai, Wittawas Wannapreuk, THAILAND

    Limnic Eruptions by Eduardo Cancino Gacitúa, Nike Grote, Samanta Rivero, CHILE

    The Natural Disaster Kinetic House by Janevit Urankit, Pramoth Kitjakanlertudom, THAILAND