FOCUS online, the news portal of the publishing house BurdaForward (including Chip.de, Bunte.de, TV Spielfilm), launched the Constructive World Award at the beginning of this year. The award is intended to honor the social and journalistic work of those who think constructively and move our world forward. Nearly 100 applications were received. Now the nominees are being announced.
Who will ultimately convince?
For the time being, the jury has decided on a total of 18 entries: the nominated entries are just as diverse as the composition of the jury, which also includes renowned publishing houses such as Funke Medien and Conde Nast: Submissions from public service media houses such as ARD, ZDF and Arte have made it to the final round. But online publications from SZ.de, FOCUS.de or Welt.de were also convincing. Audio formats from podcast producers and radio stations such as SWR, as well as YouTube contributions, were also able to qualify for the award.
Derived from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the award is divided into six categories. Each of these categories presents outstanding contributions that have a positive and constructive impact on society.
- “Salzlos glücklich” - Susanne Schäfer, Jose Luis Sanchez Lizaso
- “Die ganze Stadt schwimmt” - Bernd Hauser, Jan Rasmussen
- “Klima Ahoi: Wie Schiffe sauberer werden” - Jakob Groth, Andreas Lackner
- “Von der Behindertenwerkstatt in den Hörsaal - Teil 1-4" - Tabea Hosche, Institut für Inklusive Bildung
- “Preiswertes Internet für alle: Ein Dorf in Südafrika springt über die digitale Kluft” - Leonie March, Masibulele Jay
- “Total normal – eine Gesellschaft für alle” - Angela Scheele, Adina Herrmann
- “Für Meer Zukunft - Wie wir die Ozeane besser schützen” - Marika Liebsch, Günther Bonin
- “Die Rettung der Erde” - Stefan Beutelsbacher, Marc Neller, Christoph Gebald
- “Hecken – unterschätzte Klimaretter und Biotope” - Richard Fuchs, Alexandra Werdes
- “Kinder der Flucht” - Jan Rübel, Sascha Montag, Andrea Hahnefeld
- “Die Wasserretter – Kampf gegen die Trockenheit” - Cordula Stadler, Maria Giminez
- “Mit einer Kühlbox kämpft Norah gegen einen tödlichen Feind” - Göran Schattauer, Norah Magero
- “Syntropie statt Monotonie” - Sandra Weiss, Florian Kopp, Ernstl Götsch
- “Ölfund in Moosinning” - Michaela Haas, Ludovic Gerboin
- “Was dürfen wir essen” - Jakob Schmidt, Jannis Funk, Friedrich Mülln, Tobias Leenaert
- “7 Tage in der Hochhaussiedlung” - Marius Kollbacher, Georg Gilstein, Farah Busmaa
- “Neun Minuten – ein Jahr danach” - Hashtag Media GmbH, Der Standard
- “Wie Migranten in Japan helfen, das Land sicher zu machen” - Malte Arnsperger, Vakkas Colak und Masatos
It remains exciting to see which entries ultimately convinced the jury the most: The winners* of the Constructive World Awards will be announced at a festive event in Munich on July 4, 2023: A highlight to recognize the outstanding achievements of all nominees and celebrate their inspiring contributions to sustainable development.
Learn more about the entries and tandems on constructive-world-award.de.
The Award: Sustainability and artistic creativity go hand in hand
The award itself not only stands for outstanding contributions to sustainable development, but also embodies the approach of future-oriented solutions. In designing the award, particular emphasis was placed on sustainability and artistic creativity: The renowned Munich-based artist Janine Mackenroth has devoted herself intensively to the topic of plastic waste, its recycling and possible alternatives. Therefore, the award was made of recycled materials, especially pressed and shredded old yogurt pots and detergent bottles. The use of these recycled materials illustrates the commitment to a sustainable future and the responsible use of resources. By transforming plastic waste into an aesthetically pleasing award, Janine Mackenroth shows how art and sustainability can be combined.