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.
Vinyl 2010 has released a new version of its Vinylgame which allows players to compete with each other online to become the most sustainable, yet at the same time economically successful, managers of a PVC business. Every month, the players with the top three scores will be awarded a €100, €75 and €50 gift certificate redeemable from online retailer Amazon.com.
First launched in 2008, the Vinylgame illustrates, in an educative and entertaining way, the challenges and obstacles faced by an industry when trying to achieve more sustainable production processes. The complex mechanisms that regulate the PVC market, the intensive investments made in research and development and the ongoing interaction between the industry and society (NGOs, institutions and consumers) have all been mimicked in the game to accurately depict the many efforts being made by the European PVC industry on a daily basis.
“Playing the Vinylgame will help participants to understand the socio-economic and environmental constraints placed on PVC businesses and how difficult it can be to create a company that is both sustainable and profitable at the same time – even in the virtual world!” explains Chris Welton, Vinyl 2010 communications manager.
Creativity, innovation and commitment to sustainable development are qualities rewarded in the Vinylgame which in 2008 was awarded the Italian prize ‘Premio Aretê’ for responsible communication in the videogame category.