The Earth Awards 2010

Result

Built Environment Category Winner
Sustainable Shells
architect Michael Ramage of Cambridge University and engineering professor John Ochsendorf of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Working with South Africa-based architect Peter Rich

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Overview

The Awards seeks to foster and encourage the development of commercially viable design solutions.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture, Environment, Product
Country London, UK
Registration Deadline 10 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 May 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility English speaking individuals, companies, partnerships and teams

Description
Human imagination and ingenuity are the impetus of every good design. All across the world, people from every walk of life are generating good design ideas that offer groundbreaking solutions to the ecological and social challenges of the 21st century. The earth awards provides a platform for these visionary ideas, presenting a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations worldwide to expose their design innovations to a global audience. The earth transforming them into market-ready solutions.

6 Categories:
- BUILT ENVIRONMENT: buildings and structures
- PRODUCT: Physical objects that are useful and respond to a market need
- FUTURE: Visionary products and concepts
- SYSTEMS: designs focused on process to optimize operations, engineering services, or strategies
- FASHION: designs that will be worn buy a consumer
- SOCIAL JUSTICE: designs/concepts that improve economic and social conditions

Jury
Paola Antonelli (SENIOR CURATOR FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART)
Yves Behar (FOUNDER, FUSEPROJECT)
Richard Branson (FOUNDER AND CEO, VIRGIN GROUP)
Graydon Carter (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, VANITY FAIR)
Majora Carter (PRESIDENT, THE MAJORA CARTER GROUP)
Tony Chambers (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WALLPAPER* MAGAZINE)
Alexandra Cousteau (FOUNDER, BLUE LEGACY INTERNATIONAL)
David DeRothschild (FOUNDER, ADVENTURE ECOLOGY)
HH Gyalwang Drukpa (SPIRITUAL LEADER, THE DRUKPA LINEAGE)
Rick Fedrizzi (PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL)
Julie Gilhart (FASHION DIRECTOR, BARNEYS NEW YORK)
Jane Goodall (FOUNDER, JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE & UN MESSENGER OF PEACE)
Scott Mackinlay Hahn (CO-FOUNDER, ROGAN AND LOOMSTATE)
Paul Hawken (ENVIRONMENTALIST, ENTREPRENEUR)
Peter Head (DIRECTOR, ARUP)
Graham Hill (FOUNDER, TREEHUGGER)
Khaldoon Al Mubarak (CEO, MUBADALA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY)
Yang Lan (CHAIRWOMAN, SUN TELEVISION)
Ira Magaziner (CHAIRMAN, WILLIAM J. CLINTON FOUNDATION)
Bill McKibben (WRITER, ENVIRONMENTALIST)
Barry Nalebuff (PROFESSOR, YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT)
Sergio Palleroni (CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, BASIC INITIATIVE)
Karim Rashid (FOUNDER, KARIM RASHID INC.)
Cameron Sinclair (FOUNDER, ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY)
Werner Sobek (FOUNDER, WERNER SOBEK ENGINEERING + DESIGN)
Philippe Starck (FOUNDER, STARCK NETWORK)
Diane von Furstenberg (FOUNDER, DVF)
Dilys Williams (DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION)
Ken Yeang (PRINCIPAL, LLEWELYN DAVIES YEANG)

Prize
1 Grand Prize Winner: $50,000 cash, an Opportunity to meet with and select venture capitalists and/or industry professionals to discuss commercialization of their Submissions
5 Winner in each Category: $10,000

Entry Fee
None

Entries
At least 3 digital photographic images and a complete analysis of your idea

Timetable
Selection Committee Review: 17 May - 23 July 2010
Category Winners notification: around August 3, 2010
Awards Gala in London: 16 September 2010

Links
Past winners

Organizer
NYC, Inc.

Official Website
http://www.theearthawards.org/