The Shivaji Competition: Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas

This competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter in the 21st century.

Category Idea Competition / Project Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Art, Installation
Country Florida, United States
Registration Deadline 10 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 March 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Only persons over the age of 21 can be selected to join the Rising Waters Confab 2016.

Description
In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter in the 21st century. All entries will be submitted as animated GIFs for social media broadcast and museum exhibition. One finalist will be selected to participate in the Rising Waters Confab 2016 to be held on Captiva Island, Florida, USA in May, 2016. Roundtrip transportation provided.
The ideas presented as animated GIFs can explore the full range of practical, political and artistic thinking. Responses can be elaborate infrastructures for urban cities and DIY methods for agricultural islands by residents with very limit economic resources. (or vis-a-versa). The proposals can be real, impossible, symbolic, humorous, paradoxical, etc as long as the proposals help wake up politicians, engage the minds of a broad public and respect the people of the islands or deltas.

Jury
Glenn Weiss, Competition Author and Organizer
Buster Simpson, Rising Waters Artist/Curator

Prize
A group of 10-25 finalists will be selected by Glenn Weiss and Buster Simpson in consultation with Rising Waters Confab participants. These finalists will become part of a traveling exhibition available to museums, global warming conferences and outdoor giant screens. One of the finalists will be selected to join Confab 2016 for one week in May 2016. Round trip travel provided.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
The GIF can be any time length but is limited to a maximum size of 3 MB.
A maximum 1000 character description of your idea and how it relates to maintaining human habitation after the sea rises one meter

Timetable
Finalists selected and posted online: April 1, 2016
Selected participant at Rising Waters Confab: May 19-26, 2016
Online ebook publication of Finalists: May 23, 2016
Distribution of information for exhibition in museums, institutions, film festivals, outdoor giant LED screens, conferences including COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016: June – Forward

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Shivaji Competition for Rising Waters Confab

Official Website