Nominations Open for iF Social Impact Prize!

Deadline: 6 June 2018

Nominations are open for iF Social Impact Prize with an aim to publish and support projects that contribute to our society.

Applicants are welcome to submit all projects that contribute to solving the most urgent challenges of our time and help to improve conditions – their CSR projects or their active support for a specific aspect of society.

Categories

  • End poverty: Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.
  • Clean energy: The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable sources.
  • Sustainable consumption: Responsible consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.
  • Life on land: Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.
  • End hunger: It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.
  • Gender equality: Equality for women and girls is not only a fundamental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.
  • Reduce inequality everywhere: To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
  • Climate action: Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.
  • Healthy lives: Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to increase life expectancy.
  • Economic growth: The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.
  • Sustainable cities and communities: Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
  • Quality education: Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
  • Water and sanitation: Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Resilient infrastructure: Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.
  • Life below water: Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Prize Information

The prize money of EUR 50,000 will be donated by iF. It can be awarded to one or split between several projects. In June and December 2018 annually rotating team members will decide the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018 winners and divide up the prize money.

Benefits

If applicants apply for the iF Social Impact Prize, they can benefit from many advantages which help to boost their project:

  • Applicants’ application is free of charge.
  • Their project will be published in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE forever.
  • They can permanently update their projects with new photos, videos and information.
  • Their project will be introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public.
  • They can win a share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit.
  • Applicants’ project should already be established and they can apply with the same project a maximum of two times.
  • Student concepts will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit iF Social Impact Prize.

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