Due to the large number of last minute submissions and by popular demand, the Sustainable Thinking Platform is glad to announce the deadline for voting on our photo competition has been extended to midnight 24 May 2013.
Submissions – which closed on 30 April -will be initially rated in a first round by the online platform members. The shortlisted finalists will then be judged by a panel comprised of international journalists and industry representatives.
Following the enormous success of the last multimedia competition, VinylPlus has re-launched its Sustainable Thinking Platform, the online community for young people from all around the world to discuss and learn about sustainability issues. More than 2,500 people from over 90 different countries had signed up to join the 2010 edition.
Following detailed deliberations by the judging panel, the winners of the second edition of the Vinyl 2010 Sustainable Thinking Platform multimedia competition have been announced.
In the autumn of 2007, Vinyl 2010 launched its Sustainable Development Essay Competition inviting young people aged 18-30 from across the European Union to answer the question ‘Are sustainable development and economic growth mutually exclusive?’ in 1,000 words. Thirty-five essays were received from fourteen different countries, from Poland to Spain and Finland to France. The new EU Member States were well-represented.
Vinyl 2010 cooperated with partners from academic institutions, the media and NGO’s who helped spread the word on the competition with their students and through their networks.
The Essay Competition Judging Panel was made up of a group of well-respected and dynamic sustainable development experts. Vinyl 2010’s goal was to launch the competition and then let the judges and the Chair of the Judging Panel take over the process. This was to ensure the competition was judged entirely independently.
The Judging Panel met in February 2008 to decide on the winning three essays. The three prize winners – Maja Dercar (25) from Slovenia, Daniela Jungova (21) of the Czech Republic and Francesco Falcone (21) from Italy – have their essays printed in a book that can be downloaded here.