Greenpeace Design Awards 2009
29th January, 2009
Greenpeace has unveiled an exciting new initiative - the Greenpeace Design Awards 2009, a poster design competition in conjunction with UniLife Inc. and the University of South Australia.
Open to the global creative community from 1 March 2009, the awards are intended to help raise awareness of environmental issues through innovation and creativity. The brief is to design a poster that delivers the message ‘Be a Part of the Action’ which will be considered for use in future Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigns.
Hosted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific and UniLife Inc., the awards were established in recognition of the strong role that visual communication has played in Greenpeace’s trademark peaceful direct actions. The aim is to motivate the global creative community to develop visually striking artwork that encourages the public to take action on critical environmental issues.
Greenpeace fundraising director Chris Washington-Sare said, “Historically, posters have been inextricably linked with cause-related campaigns, and can command people’s attention like no other medium. They help spread a strong message and in doing so, shift attitudes and contribute to significant changes within society.
“Visual communication has always been an important way for Greenpeace to get its message across to a large audience. The Greenpeace Design Awards are a great opportunity for people to use their creativity to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire action.”
Registration and submission will be conducted online at www.GreenpeaceDesignAwards.org.au between 1 March 2009 and 15 June 2009. A judging panel made up of creatives who work in the fields of graphic design, illustration, photography, visual communication and trend navigation, as well as Greenpeace representatives, will assess the submitted entries.
The winning design may be used in upcoming Greenpeace campaigns in a variety of media such as campaign posters, t-shirts, banners, flyers or newsletters. Entry is free and is open to all interested participants, subject to the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the website at www.GreenpeaceDesignAwards.org.au.
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. www.greenpeace.org.au