Eleven’s latest challenge is an effort to fight plastic waste in our waters by focusing on rivers and oceans. Eleven’s new competition ‘Plastic Worlds’ is now open for registration. We invite creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join in and fight plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent.
Plastic pollution in our oceans is one of the biggest environmental problems we are facing today on our planet. Every year, we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic. By design, plastic is virtually indestructible and hence very hard to deal with as waste in an ecological way. Between 8 to 12 million tons of plastic pollution end up in our oceans every year. But this is just the beginning, as the amount of plastic in the ocean is set to increase tenfold by 2020.
In this competition, you are asked to think of ways to fight the plastic problem in our waters: from rivers to oceans. Eleven designed the competition with two keywords in mind, each with a specific objective and site typology linked to it. The first is ‘prevention’, which is linked to rivers and focuses on halting the plastic flow. The second, is the concept of ‘action’, which is linked to the oceans and asks to engage with the cleaning up of the existing pollution.
Between these two themes, there are infinite degrees of cross-pollination, which you are also free to explore in your designs. For those who are interested in a more comprehensive strategy, there is also the possibility of dealing with the whole plastic pollution route: from source (river) to destination (ocean). Ultimately, it is up to you individually to define what the scope of the challenge is and what the outcome of this competition will be. Is it a structure, a series of structures, a product, a vehicle, an idea, a new place, a strategy or a combination of things?
Each team is asked to register and submit their proposals online by the 11th of January 2019, in the form of two digital A1 landscape sheets accompanied by an additional 500 words explanatory text. Models and videos are highly encouraged but are not mandatory. The competition, which officially opens for registration on Tuesday the 11th of September 2018, is scheduled to run until the 11th of January 2019 at 11:00am (UK Time). Awarded entries will be officially announced online on the 11th of March 2019. Source and images Courtesy of Eleven.
- Competition Opens: 11th September 2018
- Early Bird Fees change to Standard Fees: 9th October
- Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees: 28th December
- Registration Closes / Submission Deadline: 11th January 2019 11:00am (UK Time)
- Public Voting Opens Online: 16th January
- Public Voting Closes Online: 10th March
- Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th March
- Early Bird: £60
- Standard: £90
- Late Bloomer: £120
- Winner: £2000
- Runner-Up: £400
- Minimum 6 Honourable Mentions: no cash (boo) but lots of glory (yay)!
- People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting): £100