Dear Friends! The submission period for Design Your Climate Action is officially closed for all groups of participants, thank you all very much for having uploaded your projects! We are very excited about moving on to the evaluation part, and will inform the short-listed contestants by email as soon as the jury members are done with the evaluations. We will be in touch soon!

Design Your Climate Action is an international design competition, developed and held by BE OPEN and our partners. It is open to students, graduates and young professionals who specialise in the fields of art, design, architecture and engineering.

The competition aims to encourage creation of innovative solutions by younger creatives, for the more prosperous and sustainable future.

Its objective is to raise awareness about SDG#13 and the necessity of urgent action among the young and upcoming professionals, and contribute to its implementation through identifying, showcasing and promoting creative ideas that support global shift to sustainable and efficient future.

The participants are encouraged to reflect on “What can be done to combat climate change and its effects on all the levels of our lives: from introducing new national policies to adopting new technologies by industries and switching to greener practices at home?”


In concordance with the tasks and targets set by SDG#13, projects for the competition must relate to one of the following submission categories:

  1. Raising Resilience and Adaptation – develop technologies to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.

  2. Energy of Change – offer solutions able to mitigate and reverse climate change caused by burning fossil fuels, promote ways of generating power that emit little to no greenhouse gases or pollutants.

  3. Solutions Offered by Nature – offer projects that involve conserving, restoring, or better managing ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


BE OPEN will reward the best work with the following monetary prizes as well as with honorary mentions.

  • First prize — €5,000
  • Second prize — €3,000
  • Third prize — €2,000
  • BE OPEN Founder’s Choice prize — €3,000
  • Public Vote prize — €2,000


  • Open for submissions — October 1st, 2023
  • Deadline for submissions — February 29th, 2024
  • Announcement of winners — March to April 2024
  • Celebration of winners at Awards Ceremony — TBC

Please read more about the competition in ABOUT →