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Ro Plastic Prize

In 2021 the international award in the RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC project, which this year welcomes the Official Main Partnership of Qatar Museums, is aimed at creatives from all over the world. There is no age limit and it is open to all who wish to try their hand at interpreting the theme of re-Waste. Unlike previous editions, the materials are not exclusively Plastic but can be anything recycled or recyclable.

The leading claim of the prize is, SAVE THE WASTE, WASTE IS VALUE.

Ro Plastic Prize 2021 is composed of three categories:

• Urban and Public Furniture Design

Prototypes or works, mainly in recycled plastic, to be used in urban and public spaces such as roads, stations, institutions, schools and universities, playgrounds, green areas, squares, sports facilities, stadiums, hospitals, ports, means of transport, or places of cultural interest. Projects must display a strong sense of responsible impact and be exciting, desirable, and communicative. They must create that sense of belonging to those places that are lived in and loved, with an aim towards protecting them to continue living in them.

• Responsible Innovation Projects

Works that considering waste of any kind as a source toward a new path of industrial, economic and social development: WASTE to WEALTH.
Projects that pave the way for a responsible new economy where responsibility is not just an objective but an intrinsic component at all levels of development. Technology to support projects that improve, build, and implement new possibilities for life, work, and social development. Proposals that reimagine the coexistence between Man and Nature and develop solutions that make a significant impact on the preservation of natural resources.

• Emotion on Communication

Could the theme of re-Waste succeed in moving people, by compelling them to take an active part in the necessary changes to secure our future?
Projects, slogans, advertising, campaigns, curricula, workshops, promotions, institutional launches, or corporate involvement; the medium may change but the message must burst with positive energy. Media, texts, commercials, stories, exhibitions, or artistic journeys: everything that travels, particularly on the cutting edge of technology. Rather than denunciations there must be solutions; instead of accusations, explanations.
Emotion on communication is a simple, transgenerational, universal and interdisciplinary language, capable of moving the conscience and hitting straight to the heart.

The finalists will be exhibited in conjunction with Milan Design Week, which will take place from 5 to 12 September 2021. The final projects will be displayed in the Hall of Waste, one of the exhibitions of RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC 2021, located in the Cloisters of the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum.

The international jury enjoys the patronage of S.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who serves as Honorary President and is chaired by Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni, curator of the Prize. A Ceremony at the Science and Technology Museum on September 9, 2021 will reveal the winners in each of the three categories, and to whom a prize of 10,000 euros will be awarded (one of each category) to develop and refine their projects.
In addition, thanks to the partnership with Qatar Museums, the winners will be guests at an exhibition in Doha next year.

The candidates should upload their applications at


cash prize award: $ 12,030.00 USD

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