From May 3rd to May 10th, submissions are open for the 2010 Earth Awards—an opportunity for innovative designers to win between $10,000 and $50,000. Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in London on September 16th, 2010.
Submissions will be judged by an illustrious panel that includes Yves Behar, Richard Branson, David DeRothschild, Bill McKibben, and TreeHugger Founder Graham Hill.
Designs must fit into one of six categories—Built Environment, Fashion, Products, Systems, Future and Social Justice—and will be judged on achievability,
LDI– the country’s foremost entertainment industry trade conference – and Showman Fabricators– NYC’s largest and most diverse scenic fabrication shop – are teaming together to bring to the forefront sustainability of the Entertainment Technology field.
One method to accomplish this will be to present two Green Awards at the LDI awards ceremony. The two awards are the Best Green Product Award and the Best Green Show/Project Award. These awards, in their inaugural year, will bring a focus to companies who have made strides in the greening of the entertainment technology field.
If you have participated in any shows or projects which have taken steps to create a greener production value, we invite you to nominate the show or project. We are not limiting the award to shows of a specific size, but rather encourage all those involved in shows or projects which have been able to integrate some measure of sustainability into their production to nominate that production.
If you know of a show or event that has made strides, the nomination process is simple. The linked form will need to be filled out. Please be as descriptive as possible, and if you need additional space feel free to extend to a second page. This form is due by October 8th. Additionally we will require a 2 minute or less electronic presentation (either PowerPoint or video) that will be used at LDI. Some presentations may be incorporated into the Green Day panels at LDI, and all events will be on display for three days as part of a Green Technology Today Showcase – a booth about sustainability which will be on the tradeshow floor. These opportunities will give those in the entertainment technology industry a chance to see what you are doing. This presentation will need to be submitted by October 27th.
Projects will be judged on several criteria including their originality, use of green techniques, environmental impact, and message to an audience.
Both awards will be presented at the LDI awards ceremony on November 21st however you do not need to be present to win. LDI will feature the award winners in their magazine and on their website.