Congratulations to the Winner of #BEOPENThinkFuture Challenge in support of UN SDG Programme!

BE OPEN announces the winner of #BEOPENThinkFuture online challenge in support of the United Nations SDG programme

BE OPEN believes that the ability for creative interpretation is not confined within the art and design industry. The series of online challenges reach out to those creative minds around the globe, who keep their eyes open, see inspiration in the everyday life, and are able to transform it with their own unique vision.

The new open call ‘BEOPEN Think Future’ was dedicated to promoting sustainable consumption, design and production, and inspired by the UN’s SDG#12. SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. There are 17 SDGs global goals overall, while SDG 12 is devoted to responsible consumption and production and looks for solutions to reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources.

Environmental issues have grown to be a devastating problem nowadays, with much of the planet’s economic growth achieved as a result of over-exploiting natural resources. Both people and nature are going to face severe consequences if current consumption and production rates increase.

BE OPEN invited environment-conscious creatives to submit their visuals that express the problem or aim to get through to people all over the globe in order to increase their awareness and promote sustainable living.

Hundreds of people shared visuals that reflect this topic via Instagram with the #BEOPENThinkFuture hashtag, as a way to celebrate people’s ability to creatively interpret the reality around them. The entries closed in end of May. BE OPEN Community members have selected the winning post from a shortlist of submissions with the highest number of likes by Instagram users.

Our congratulations and the €300 prize go to Johanna-Josefina Alanko, visual artist based in Finland and Poland. A graduate from the School of Fine Arts in Kankaanpää, she also studied architecture and design in Universidad Europea in Madrid. Johanna’s winning piece of art is made from recycled plastic bottles and paint. 

Once again, we thank and applause all the creatives around the globe who take part in our challenges.