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.
The deadline of the second edition of the Sustainable Thinking Platform multimedia competition has been extended until 31 December. Aimed at people aged 18-30 years old from across the globe, all entries must address the following question:“With an ever-increasing population, how can we maximise resource efficiency to meet our growing needs?”
Participants will be competing for the chance to win a laptop computer, a photographic camera or a camcorder depending on the entry category. Even if you are not a winner, you may not have to walk away empty handed. By spreading the word of the competition amongst your friends, you will increase the chances of being awarded a 100 Euro Amazon gift certificate. Just make sure you askyour friends to mention your name when they register to participate and if they win, you will too.
New prizes have also been introduced to reward the five most active participants in our forums. Those who contribute the largest number of posts will be awarded a sports bag made out of recycled advertising banners.
As in the previous edition, participants are asked to rate other members' work. To do that, simply click on an essay, picture or video and choose the number of stars you want to award. You can only vote for the same work once but you can rate as many submissions as you want. These votes will be used to select the finalists for our competition, with the winners chosen by a professional panel of journalists and industry representatives.
Over 300 people from more than 60 countries have already registered as members of the Vinyl 2010 Sustainable Thinking Platform since the competition’s launch earlier this year. The level of participation for the first edition exceeded the expectations of the Vinyl 2010 team, with more than 120 pictures, 28 essays and 13 videos submitted.