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Social Design Award 2017

Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are seeking entries for this year's Social Design Award, which is being presented for the fourth time. This year's theme: ideas for improving life in our public green spaces.

Tuesday, 4/25/2017   02:33 PM
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Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

For this year’s Social Design Award from SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN, we’re seeking the best ideas for bringing more life to parks and green areas in our cities.

The Competition

Taking a stroll, enjoying the flowers, reading a book under the shade of a tree, sitting on a bench and enjoying the sun: There are many ways to relax in the park. But public green areas – including traffic islands, river banks or even the small areas surrounding clumps of trees in the city – offer opportunities to deepen community roots by way of communal projects.

And precisely that is the focus of the Social Design Award competition presented by SPIEGEL WISSEN and SPIEGEL ONLINE, in cooperation with German home improvement retailer BAUHAUS. This is the award's fourth year and we are looking for innovative ideas to bring life to green areas in the city, ideas that move people to get involved in their green city oases, in their neighborhoods and in their cities.

Anyone can submit their ideas and projects using the form on this page. Submissions must be received by August 31, after which a jury of experts will evaluate the projects and create a shortlist of the best ones. Starting in early October, the jury and SPIEGEL ONLINE readers will each vote for their favorites from this shortlist. The winners of this year's Social Design Award will receive prizes of 2,500 euros and will be presented on SPIEGEL ONLINE and in the Dec. 12 issue of SPIEGEL WISSEN.

We look forward to your participation!


About the Jury

Foto: Thomas Schweigert

Friedrich von Borries
is an artist and professor of design theory at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg

Jolanthe Kugler
is an author and curator at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein

Thorsten Dörting
is the head of SPIEGEL ONLINE's Style Desk

Marcus Wegener
is the managing director of BAUHAUS Nord

Foto: Torsten Kollmer

Marianne Wellershoff
is a staff writer at SPIEGEL WISSEN magazine

Entry form

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Competition Rules

Anyone is free to participate in the Social Design Award competition. The deadline for submissions using the form on this page is August 31, 2017. The jury will select the best proposals for its shortlist. Starting at the beginning of October, SPIEGEL ONLINE readers will be able to vote for their favorites from the shortlist.

The winners of the Jury Prize and the Audience Prize, each of which receive 2,500 euros, will be announced on SPIEGEL ONLINE and in the Dec. 12 issue of SPIEGEL WISSEN. There is no recourse to legal action.

Deutsche Version: Gute Ideen für grüne Stadtoasen gesucht!



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