Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express
their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an
experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design,
sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts and technologies are compelling issues in the
societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In an era of
globalization where communication was dominated by the technological revolution, there is the need to
rethink the cities and how Man relates in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and
cultural patterns of contemporary societies.
The young and creative thinkers are a precious commodity that we value very much and we want to
give voice to their ideas here because we believe in their value and their ideas and that we can
change the world with them.
AIM OF THE COMPETITION – 24H
A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.
This competition proposes give responses in 24H to the social problems, climate changes,
humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.
Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal
that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.
We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!
There are a period of registration on the competition. When it end, started the 24H competition!
You have 24H to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained on a brief that you only
know on the same day that start competition. Take the risk!
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Sub-Saharan Africa located at South of the Sahara Desert, is considered
by many, the poorest region of the planet.
In this part of Africa are located the poorest countries in the world, with major structural problems,
suffering serious legacy of colonialism, neo-colonialism, ethnic conflict and political instability. This
poverty is reflected in the education, health and nutrition.
In general, the population of Black Africa has the worst socio-economic indicators in the world.
While in developed countries the average life span is over 70 years, in this area of the planet hardly
that average exceeds 45 years.
We can explain this so low average life due to numerous factors. Poor nutrition, lack of medical care
and the lack of basic sanitation in rural areas, are some of them, the other is due to the fact that 63% of
the adult population is illiterate and have no access to education, one of the main vehicles for
The African continent has about 889 million people, of which 500 million live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Innovative Design, Creativity, Sustainability, Conceptual quality of the proposal, Feasibility.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATING
Participation can be individual or as a group. Participants must be over 18 years old.
In the case of groups, the leader must be over 18 years old.
By participating in an ideasforward contest the participant accepts all the terms and conditions
published on our website that define the rules for use of the company website, as well as the rules of
DATES AND FEES
Promotional registration period from 26 December to 5 January 23:59 – Fee € 10
Regular registration period from 06 January to 28 January 23:59 – Fee € 15
Late period of registration from 29 January to 31 January 12:00 (noon) – Fee € 20
The competition begins at 31 January 12:00 (noon) at 01 February 12:00 (noon) (London GMT + 0:00)
Jury evaluation – 02 February to 12 February
Publication of winners and honorable mentions at www.if-ideasforward.com on 17 February
1st Place – € 500 + publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + Window
Bottle Kit by My Little Garden
2nd Place – publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + Window Bottle
Kit by My Little Garden
3rd Place – publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + Window Bottle
Kit by My Little Garden
7 Honorable Mentions – publication in website, social networks and media partners
This is a competition in 24 hours so you only have access to the brief on the contest day
Download on 31 of January from 12:00 pm (noon) (London GMT+0:00)
but do not forget that you always have to register before January 31 at 12:00 am (noon) (London GMT +
Click HERE to register now!