CALL FOR ENTRIES
Greenpeace Design Awards 2009
The Greenpeace Design Awards 2009 are now open.
The awards, hosted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific in conjunction with UniLife Inc. and the University of South Australia, were created to help raise awareness of environmental issues through innovation and creativity.
Open to entrants worldwide from 1 March-15 June 2009, the brief is to design a poster that delivers the message ‘Be a Part of the Action’. Peaceful direct action is one of Greenpeace’s core values, and visual communication has always played a strong role in Greenpeace campaigns.
Greenpeace fundraising director Chris Washington-Sare said, “We’re looking for visually striking designs that convey the message ‘Be a Part of the Action’. We hope to motivate the global creative community to develop inspiring artwork that, in turn, encourages the public to take action on critical environmental issues.
“Posters have always played a big part in cause-related campaigns. They can shift attitudes and contribute to significant changes within society as a result,” he said.
Winners, highly commended and shortlisted entries will be listed on the Greenpeace Design Awards website and exhibited at the Civic Gallery in Adelaide from 2 July to 4 August 2009. The Civic Gallery will also host an awards ceremony on Friday 31 July, where winners will be presented with a unique trophy.
Awards information: www.GreenpeaceDesignAwards.org.au
Closing date for submissions: Monday, 15 June 2009
Prizes: The opportunity for the design to be used in major Greenpeace campaigns and a Greenpeace Design Awards trophy.
Exhibition date: Shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Civic Gallery at UniSA in Adelaide from 2 July – 4 August 2009.
Awards ceremony: Friday 31 July at Civic Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.