“Design for Sustainable Cities” student competition closed for submissions!

That’s a wrap everyone! Dear friends, we are done collecting submissions for the Design for Sustainable Cities competition!

Thank you everyone for sharing your remarkable creative thinking with us, and most importantly for dedicating your time and talent to researching solutions for the better future for all of us.

BE OPEN and Cumulus have received hundreds of solutions that will now be systematized and passed on for evaluation to our wonderful expert jury. Within a month’s time the jury will define the list of 50 honourable mentions that will be published in a dedicated online gallery. The jury will then select the winner of the Main and Safe City prizes out of all submissions within the 3 submission categories.

The Founder’s Choice prize will allocated by the Founder of BE OPEN Elena Baturina who will select the awardee out of 50 honourable mentions. The Public Vote prize winner will be decided upon by the majority of votes in an online open vote from 50 honorary mentions.

A live awards ceremony shall take place during the Cumulus Conference Roma 2021: Design Culture(s) at Sapienza University of Rome in June 2021.

Winners in all prize categories will be expected to attend the Rome celebrations. In addition, winners and 50 honorary mentions will be highlighted in BE OPEN, Cumulus and competition websites and publicised via the partners’ social media platforms, gaining many opportunities to see their designs showcased to a worldwide audience.

‘Design for Sustainable Cities’ is an international student competition held by BE OPEN and Cumulus in support of SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Its objective is to recognize and promote top design projects developed by the younger creative generation that are able to tackle the tasks set by the United Nations’ SDG Programme.