Application Deadline: April 30 2013
The Sustainable Thinking Platform is an online community launched by VinylPlus for young people from all around the world to discuss and learn about sustainability issues. We are looking for pictures that can answer this question: “Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe and beyond. How do we make it happen?” We have several prizes, the winner will receive an iPad mini. Hurry up and join the conversation!
More than 2,500 people from over 90 different countries had signed up to join the 2010 edition.
This year, the platform is hosting an exciting photo competition open to participants aged 18 to 30 years old. All entries must address the following question: Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe and beyond. How do we make it happen? Submissions must include a short explanatory text indicating what is needed to make this a reality.
“The promotions of ‘sustainability awareness’ is part our VinylPlus voluntary commitment. Working with young people from all over the world is certainly a great way to do this. They are full of energy, are creative and can provide valuable insights on how to do things better. We hope the Sustainable Thinking Platform can bring on board lots and lots of people united by their common interest in sustainable development”, explained Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus Deputy General Manager.
Submissions will be initially rated in a first round by the online platform members. Finalists will then be judged by a panel comprised of international journalists and industry representatives. The winner will receive an iPad Mini and the 3 most active participants will get a recycled PVC sports bag. The photo competition will run until 30 April 2013.
All pictures must include a short explanatory text – of minimum 500 characters – addressing this particular question and indicating how we can make this happen.
Participants are asked to rate other members’ work. To do that, simply click on a picture and choose the number of stars you want to award. You will only be able to vote once for the same work but you can rate as many submissions as you want.
These votes will be used to shortlist the finalists for our competition. The winners will then be selected by a professional panel of journalists and industry representatives. You will have the chance to win an iPad mini. But that is not the only way you can win. The 3 most active participants will receive a cool and sustainable recycled PVC sports bag.