2021 Role Models Design Competition Worldwide– $1000 Grand Prize

Competition Grant / Award in Art and Humanities
  • Apply Before : May 17, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14245
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

About the competition 

How can we help the world with our professional works to make an impact on climate change/emergency?

Role models, innovators, designers who are making an impact via their innovative and healthy design decision that are far-reaching, inescapable, and indisputable are invited to share their innovative approaches to healthier design. Share which materials you use, for whom you design, how are your designs inclusive, how your chosen materials can be used in new, healthier, and innovative ways. Submit your work and win 1000 dollars as a cash prize.


Deadline: 17 May 2021

Organizer: Healthy Material Lab

Grand value: 1000 Dollars


  • International students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking design program currently can apply for this competition.
  • The competition is open to candidates in all disciplines and in all continents in the world.
  • Group submissions are also acceptable.

How will the applicants be chosen?

  • Applicants whose work indicates healthy materials innovation and advocacy in design will be chosen.
  • The submission can include models, prototypes, artwork or visual media, pictures, drawings, or short videos, etc.
  • An important summary of the life-cycle diagram in how carbon affects your design and how your work can help the current global climate emergency.

Required documents:

  • Personal information
  • Online application form
  • Your institution you enrolled in details
  • Title of project
  • Motivation letter about 100 words
  • The short explanation of your process no longer than 100 words
  • Market viability explanation, if your project does not become viable in the marketplace, describe why it is still important, not more than 100 words.
  • Explain in 500 words the material you used, such as coatings or adhesives, proof to support the healthier work.
  • Diagram annotation to cover the lifecycle of your design.
  • At least three final project images , less than 1MB size with high resolution.
  • At least seven images as supporting images, videos, drawings and/or other means of showing your process. All images must be high resolution.

Selection criteria:

The selection criteria will be based on the following elements:

  • Argument clearance for positive health impact and environmental benefits
  • Specific reasons/motivation for material choices
  • Innovation demonstration and future thinking
  • Carbon impact demonstration
  • Compelling aesthetics

How to apply?

Eligible applicants can submit their applications along with supporting materials online.

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For further details, kindly visit the Healthy Materials Lab official website.

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