Design for Poverty International Contest

This competition hosted by Yanko Design in collaboration with Blog Action Day want entrants to use design to address poverty.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Architecture, Product
Country Canada
Registration Deadline 10 October 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 October 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility 18 years or older

Description
Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints and opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinarily lens through which to view these issues.
Yanko Design wants you to put on your thinking caps and use design to address poverty; a solution or artistic social commentary. We want you to show how the power of design can bring unity and speak up for the hundreds of millions that can’t. We’ve seen wonderful examples of this in the past; portable water bottle filters and lightweight shelter modules to name a few. What can you come up with?

Jury
Select members of Yanko Design spanning many fields of design

Prize
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given to the top three. Additional honorary awards will be given to select entries.
There will be prizes thanks to our sponsors but will be kept secret until the winners are announced.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Sketches, renderings, and descriptions (no more than 1000 words)

Timetable
10 finalists will be announced: October, 15, 2008 on Blog Action Day
Winners announcement: October 20, 2008 on Yanko Design

Organizer
Yanko Design

Official Website
http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/09/04/.....