Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Drop by Drop Competition

Drop by Drop is an initiative of the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The purpose is to create a print advertisement that inspires others to preserve water, now and for future generations. The competition calls on professionals and non-professionals to design a newspaper advertisement, using the competition logo, which inspires the European public in a positive way.Text or slogans used in the advertisement can be in any of the official languages of the 48 European countries of eligibility. However all submissions must be translated into English, should they be in another language. Entries submitted without translation will be disregarded.The European ad competition is part of The Future We Want, the UN’s global campaign leading up to the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012. This global conference could change the way we think about our world in terms of economic, social and environmental matters, and that’s why the UN is engaging all citizens to put forward their ideas. Initiatives and competitions like this one from all corners of the globe that will form part of a global conversation about The Future We Want.


The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the 48 UN Member States in Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.Participants must be 18 years of age and over.


Selected by our distinguished jury, the overall winner of the 2012 ’The Future we Want: Drop by Drop’ competition will receive a $6500 cash prize from the Nordic Council of Ministers. A "youth prize" will be provided by Fabrica for participants that are 25 years old or under. The winner, chosen by Fabrica, will receive a two week trial period, which if successful could lead to a full year grant and internship at Fabrica. The two-week trial includes tutoring, facilities, work station, hospitality in a shared apartment in Treviso (30 minutes from Venice) and lunch at the Fabrica restaurant. UNRIC will cover the round-trip travel costs of the trial winner.A public vote prize will be offered by the Portuguese Government to the entry receiving the most votes from the public. Although the competition is only open to Europeans, everyone from around the world can vote for their favourite ad.

For more information and to see a selection of existing submissions see:

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