Thursday, March 04, 2010

Living Climate Change Video Challenge

NOTE: This listing is a wee bit out of our category but we have decided to include it because we like the idea of combining our fiber related skills with video and/or animation to meet this challenge.
Deadline: May 25, 2010 (RECEIVE)


Exploring the Future and New Possibilities in the Face of Climate Change

Looking to inspire new choices through positive, design-centered thinking, IDEO - a global design and innovation firm - launched the Living Climate Change initiative last fall. Its goal is to extend the dialogue beyond policy and politics andtoward inspiring, human-centered scenarios that create new possibilities for business and society. Now IDEO is partnering with DESIGN 21 - a popular online platform to promote design for the greater good - to create the Living Climate Change Video Challenge. People of all ages are asked to craft videos that envision a sustainable future as society moves along the path toward reduced carbon emissions.

The Living Climate Change Video Challenge calls for an original video that envisions how climate change will impact life on Earth over the next 20 to 30 years. IDEO and Design 21 are looking for new thinking and thoughtful ideas on a sustainable future and are particularly concerned with which behaviors need to change or be preserved.

Interested participants must submit a video or still image/text animation of no more than two minutes, accompanied by a 400-word description. The challenge is open to individuals and teams of all ages but will be divided into two age categories: "18 and over" and "Under 18" with the permission of a parent or legal guardian. Deadline: May 25, 2010.

Entries will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of jurors including: Sir Ken Robinson, creativity and education expert; Allan Chochinov,editor in chief,; Matt Hunter, chief design offer, Design Council; Gary Hustwit, independent filmmaker; Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus, George Lucas Educational Foundation; Xeni Jardin, editor, Boing Boing; David Kelley, founder and chairman of IDEO and the Stanford ""; Wendy E Brawer, DESIGN 21
advisory board member and founding director of Green Map System; and other experts on design and climate change from IDEO and UNESCO.

One overall winner in each age category will be awarded a grand prize of $3,000 plus a "Deep Dive" half-day workshop with IDEO. The jury will also select an honorable mention in each category to receive $500. As with all DESIGN 21 competitions, entries will be included in an online public voting poll where DESIGN 21 members will choose a "Most Popular" winner in each category.

For more information about the Living Climate Change Video Challenge, visit For additional information about Living Climate Change visit

About DESIGN 21: Social Design Network DESIGN 21: Social Design Network is an online platform created by Felissimo and UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to inspire and promote design for the greater good. To date, the network includes over 25,000 members from 160 countries and more than 385 organizations from the non-profit, corporate, education and government sectors.

Membership is free.

About IDEO IDEO is a global design and innovation firm that uses design thinking to help organizations in the business, government, education, health and social sectors innovate and grow. IDEO employs people in more than a dozen disciplines in New York, London, Munich, Shanghai, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

DESIGN 21 Media Contacts:
Chris Abbate / Kristin Coleman /
718-783-3160 / 718-857-3782

IDEO Media Contacts:
Debbe Stern / Whitney Mortimer /
650-356-9332 / 650-289-3462