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.
This is the roof of the Sagrada Famiglia church, in Barcelona. When Gaudi designed the Sagrada Famiglia, he studied nature closely and mimiced structures, surfaces and materials to optimize his buildings. By borrowing design from nature, when designing new products, we can get better solutions which has a lower impact on the environment. By designing buildings after nature, we create monuments, which all young people can look up to and be inspired by. Symbols are incredibly powerful and buildings are powerful symbols, because they are seen by many people and can inspire many to design things better. Design students everywherestudy the famous monuments and are inspired by them. By creating more epic monuments, we can incite designers to mimic nature to a larger extent than before and thus, promote sustainable design of production processes among those who have the most impact on these - namely designers and engineers.