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Plastic Worlds – Eleven’s 12th International Design Competition

Eleven Magazine opens registration for Plastic Worlds – a competition about plastic in our Oceans, and invites creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join in.

Participants are asked to think of ways to fight the plastic problem in our waters – from rivers to oceans – and turn a threat into an opportunity. The competition is developed around two themes, each with a specific objective and site typology linked to it.

The Winner will be awarded with £2,000 and there will be a Runner-Up award of £400. At least 6 Honorable Mentions will be announced as well.

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? You decide.

Plastic Worlds is Eleven’s twelfth international competition to date. It is open to all creatives – both professionals and/or students.

Participants can compete individually or in a team of up to four people. Models and videos are highly encouraged but are not mandatory.

Since their start in mid-2015, the challenges launched by this UK based magazine and creative agency have received great global success. Previous competitions have been exhibited in Europe and the USA, published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and have been featured in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year Awards’ in 2015, 2016 and twice in 2017.

Plastic Worlds – Eleven’s 12th International Design Competition – Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: £60
  • Standard: £90
  • Late Bloomer: £120