BE OPEN and Cumulus joined forces to hold an international competition for students and graduates of creative courses of universities. The competition called for projects that focus on SDG 12 for responsible consumption and production.

SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. There are 17 SDGs global goals overall, while SDG 12 is devoted to responsible consumption and production and looks for solutions to reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. More about United Nations’ SDGs>>

BE OPEN and Cumulus have turned to younger generation of creatives for these solutions, as both the organisations strongly believe in their potential and ability to look at the world with fresh eyes and to come up with ideas no one has found before.

Students of arts, design and architecture-related university courses were encouraged to submit works that  demonstrate a creative, design-oriented take on the problems of sustainability, wiser production and consumption to have a shot at the following prizes:

1st place – €5,000                                      BE OPEN’s Choice – €2,000
2nd place – €3,000                                    Public vote prize – €2,000
3rd place – €2,000

The three main prizes have been allocated by the jury of academics and design industry professionals; BE OPEN’s Choice winner will be selected by the Founder of BE OPEN Elena Baturina; and an online vote will define the favourite of the public among the 50 honorary mentions selected by the jury.

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