Feel Planet Earth 08 - Cifial Design Award

This Award is organized with the aim of promoting design, both as a culture, and as a tool, capable of proposing innovative solutions to man's approach to his social and natural environment. The object of this contest is to promote the exchange of ideas and spread the values of design, offering new approaches to tasks products and services, visualizing, interpreting technologies, etc.

Category Other Competition
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Design-Science, Sustainability
Country Portugal
RegDeadline 31 December 2008 GoogleCal iCal
31 December 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility Designers or multi-disciplinary teams, Students (the final year of any high Education Design Course)
Target Field Any Design work, presenting clear contributions to the identified theme

“The best way to predict the future is to design it”
Buckminster Fuller

The theme for the 2008 edition is the search for alternatives to the current dependence on non-renewable energy sources. In order to change the current human, political, strategic and environmental implications of present consumption rates, as well as to ensure greater social equality and sustainability, new goods and services with lower impacts should be proposed and implemented. Design can, and should, give an important contribution to this area, by proposing new approaches and solutions. This award is intended to distinguish innovative projects dealing with this concern.

Any design work on this issue, whether a vehicle, a public transport service, a cooking device or a lighting system, a water pump or any other practical or theoretical contribution, as well as a synopsis from an MsC or PhD dissertation, can be proposed.

The composition of the Jury will be announced at www.feeltheplanetearth.org before October 31, 2008.

EUR 25.000,00 total

Entry Fee

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Announcement of the Phase 1 results: until February 15, 2009
Submission of Candidatures: Phase 2 upload: from February 15, 2009 until March 15, 2009
Announcement of Phase 2 results: until April 30, 2009
Public Award Ceremony: date to be scheduled (before July 31, 2009)


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