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.
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.
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