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The Climate Action Challenge: What Design Can Do (on a Global Scale)

Back at the end of May of this year, an international design conference entitled What Design Can Do launched a challenge with a singular purpose in mind: Find solutions that will help solve climate change.

Open to designers throughout the creative community, the Climate Action Challenge is a call to action for students and recent graduates, creative professionals, and startups who want to help affect global change. Challenge winners will receive $1 million in prize money which will be shared among multiple winners from several categories and will go to covering the costs of a production budget.

Acknowledging that the climate challenge is broad-reaching, the competition also includes a briefing generator that will help entrants zero in on an area of climate change that they would like to address. Prize winners will have the chance to see their ideas realized in an accelerator program hosted by the conference.

If this sounds like something that’s right up you alley and you have an idea that is potentially “innovative, practical, scalable, affordable, and easily understood,” as competition judges stated, and can pull together a “triggering title” for your entry, a representative image, and a one- to two-minute video pitch, it’s time to get cracking. The Climate Action Challenge is open for entries until August 21, 2017. More information can be found here.

This post is based on an article first published by Adweek on May 23, 2017. Read the full article here.

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