Call for Entries: CUMULUS GREEN 2020 – For a New Circular Economy
Competition Registration EXTENDED till September 30, 2019
Cumulus is pleased to announce the international student competition CUMULUS GREEN 2020: For a New Circular Economy. The objective of CUMULUS GREEN 2020 is to recognize, showcase and promote the best design ideas and projects that embody the principles and aims of SDG #12 through the Cumulus educational global network.
Building on the legacy of the Cumulus Green Award and the Kyoto Design Declaration, Cumulus invites member institutions to address the interdependent challenges presented by The United Nations Sustainable Goals (SDGs) with a specific focus on SDG #12, Responsible Production and Consumption. The topic of SDG #12 is closely linked to the concept of a circular economy.
A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design. The Cumulus global community is uniquely positioned to make a circular economy a reality through the talent, diversity and creativity of its student body. Cumulus invites the participation of students from its member institutions to put forward submissions that demonstrate the power of design and creative solutions to help humankind transition to a circular economy, one that ensures sustainable consumption and production patterns, and does “more and better with less.”
Why SDG #12 and the Circular Economy?
We know that design is integral in the shift to the circular economy. We have a great imperative to rethink the design of products, services and systems that contribute less waste, can be regenerative and add value to our planet’s ecosystem. The objective of CUMULUS GREEN 2020: For a New Circular Economy is to recognize, showcase and promote the best design ideas and projects that embody the principles and aims of SDG #12 through the Cumulus educational global network.
Starting with this call, Cumulus encourages all members to:
– Accept the invitation, register and start developing submission ideas!
– Promote the competition in your institution to allow for the integration of the competition’s objectives in curricular and extra-curricular programming throughout the 2019 academic year.
Please register your institution till September 30, 2019.
How to Participate
CUMULUS GREEN 2020: For a New Circular Economy is a multidisciplinary competition administered by the Cumulus Secretariat for design ideas and projects that address the goals and principles of SDG #12 for sustainable production and consumption and embody circular economy aims.
Entries that provide reflective insights about their envisioned and/or realized impact and the strategic and business dimensions of their designs related to SDG#12 and the circular economy are particularly encouraged.
The three categories are:
Competition Entries may:
Either strictly fall within one of the three (3) submission categories or
Be inclusive of more than one of the three categories specified
Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Desirable, viable and
Evidence of a rigorous research process informing the design solution proposed
Competition registration by September 30, 2019
Project submission by January 31, 2020
AWARDS AND EXHIBITION
The winning submissions will be exhibited in Rome during the Cumulus Roma 2020 conference to be hosted in Rome, Italy by Sapienza University of Rome.
Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the selected student(s) and presented during the competition’s award ceremony in conjunction with the Cumulus Roma 2020 conference. At least one student representative (if team submission) of each winning category will be expected to participate in the awards ceremony and to attend the exhibition and Cumulus conference.
Winning submissions (either individual or team-based) will be recognized with a monetary prize and a certificate; honorable mentions will be recognized with a certificate. Academic mentors, external team partners and honorable mention awardees are invited to attend the award ceremony and Cumulus Conference.
5000 € + travel grant/conference admission + certificate
3000 € + travel grant/conference admission + certificate
2000 € + travel grant/conference admission + certificate
The full text of the call for entries, detailed competition rules and the registration link are all available at
Please address any questions directly to the Cumulus Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org