WWF has teamed up with the Do The Green Thing online platform of creative “green” ideas to get UK artists celebrating Earth Hour 2014 with their artworks. The environmental organization is inviting UK young creatives to contribute to the global movement and get their work featured among the 29 pieces by professional poster artists. The national competition in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour, marked on March 29 next year, will be held in cooperation with Pentagram Design.
Nokia and National Geographic are calling photographers from all across the globe to share their love for travel and adventure in a new competition. The participants are encouraged to capture the spirit of adventurous touristic routes and wild nature for a chance to join world-class National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez on a mentoring road trip through Puerto Rico.
Diet Coke has revealed the winning design of the second annual Diet Coke Young Designer Challenge, announced in the U.S. in mid-May. The participants were tasked to create a design for a limited-edition T-shirt that would capture Diet Coke’s “Stay Extraordinary” ethos and mirror the style of the brand’s ambassador Taylor Swift. The winning work by Brooklyn-based Julianna Bass features a modern, self-assured woman in “a dramatically flaring red skirt” and a stepped shirt, leaning on the Diet Coke logo, placed vertically.
Lexus teams up with designboom, a popular digital architecture and design magazine, to run its second annual competition The Lexus Design Award. Professionals, students and design enthusiasts from all across the globe are invited to take the challenge, which this year revolves around the theme of сuriosity. The two winners of the competition will be invited to develop their concepts, working side-by-side with a mentor designer.
The idea of the special beer range for the over 60-year-old consumers dubbed Fahrenheit +60 by the Finnish contestant Tony Dianoff was recognised the best. The two other projects—Easy Star Bottle and Rood Ster Vintage —by Nathan Gabriele from the USA and Charles McGregor from Australia, respectively, secured the second and third places and a grant of $10,000 each.
Diet Coke is launching the second installment of its annual Diet Coke Young Designer Challenge, aiming to discover independent fashion designers across the USA. The participants will be competing for a chance to get their design featured on an exclusive Diet Coke’s T-shirt to arrive at the U.S. Target stores in fall.
Electrolux is unlocking design talents in children, from toddlers to tweens, with the new competition that rolls out on the brand’s Facebook page. The Design Playground contest invites parents from all countries excluding the USA, Italy and Russia to share their kids’ kitchenware concepts. The project doesn’t include cash prizes, still it helps bring the ideas of emerging talents to a professional level—the most impressive ideas will be turned into 3D sketches.