WDCD Climate Action Challenge

My friends Bas and Geke at STBY always have some of the most interesting projects. Right now they are collaborating with the team at What Design Can Do (WDCD) for the Climate Action Challenge. They’ve asked some of us to spread the word so that they can get entries from a more diverse group of applicants.

What is the Climate Action Challenge?

The What Design Can Do Climate Action Challenge is a new global design competition calling on designers and creative entrepreneurs to submit innovative solutions to combat the impacts of climate change.

As climate change happens faster and harder than anyone expected, it’s clear that we need bold and inspiring solutions to protect ourselves from the consequences. So far, we are unprepared to deal with the reality of rising seas, heavy rains, drought, famine and migration.

That’s why the Challenge focuses on the five most urgent areas where we need to adapt: food, water, housing, energy and health. All kinds of design backgrounds, from advertising to architecture, are welcome and encouraged!

Who is this for?

This challenge is for everyone who is concerned about the climate crisis and wants to make a positive contribution to a possible solution. As a participant you will be part of a global creative network and receive exposure for your ideas through communication channels of the WDCD partners.

You sha can’t pay bills with exposure, so the winners of each track will share a part of the €900,000 bounty. There are separate tracks and awards for students, creative professionals and start-ups. The winners share an award package which includes prize money, a production budget and a tailor-made acceleration program aimed at making the winning ideas, prototypes or startups investment ready. When submitting a project, you must indicate which of the three tracks you want to participate in.

Deadline (first round): September 24th, 2017

For more information, please click on the links below:

Timeline & Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Starter Kit

Terms and Conditions (please read carefully!)

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