Are you a budding eco-fashion designer in desperate need of $50,000 to launch your own green line? A social justice activist with a design idea that could improve economic and social conditions? An architect with a new sustainable vision? Then enter your best designs to The Earth Awards 2010 for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize — or one of the $10,000 category prizes.
Described as “a global search for sustainable innovations designed for the 21st century,” The Earth Awards are designed to get designers thinking big. Entries will be judged by an eminent selection committee including Alexandra Cousteau, Richard Branson, Jane Goodall, David DeRothschild, Diane von Furstenberg, Bill McKibben and many others.
Anyone anywhere can enter to win The Earth Awards by submitting a design in one of six categories: Built Environment, Fashion, Products, Systems, Future and Social Justice. The entries will then be judged on six criteria — Achievable, Scalable, Measurable, Useful, Original and Ecological.
Get your submission in by the May 10 deadline for a chance to win the cash — and eco-entrepreneurial fame. The six finalists — one from each category — will have their sustainable designs showcased this September in an exhibition in London, in conjunction with the Financial Times’ Sustainable Business Conference and gala dinner that will invite “CEOs, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to match innovation with investment,” according to The Earth Awards’ website. Good luck!