Barcelona announces the first 2030 Agenda Awards
Entries for the new 2030 Agenda Awards can now be submitted. The awards are a Barcelona City Council initiative aimed at recognising and disseminating innovative initiatives in a variety of sectors (in the fields of business, social, communication and education) to help achieve our city’s sustainable development goals.
There are ten different awards, grouped into five categories:
Award no. 1: for the best contribution to the SDGs by an SME
Award no. 2: for the best contribution to the SDGs by a large business
Award no. 3: for the best SDG awareness-raising campaign promoted by a business
Award no. 4: for the best contribution to the SDGs made by a non-profit organisation or through a citizens’ initiative
Award no. 5: for the best SDG awareness-raising campaign promoted by a non-profit organisation or through a citizens’ initiative
Award no. 6: for the communication medium providing the best coverage of SDG-related news
Award no. 7: for the best article on SDGs published in the media in Barcelona
Award no. 8: for the best contribution to the SDGs by a primary school
Award no. 9: for the best contribution to the SDGs by a secondary school
Award no. 10: for the city with the best practices for the achievement of the SDGs
Entries may be submitted by any natural or legal person whose name is on the official municipal register, or who has a registered address or office in either the city of Barcelona, or the metropolitan area. As an exception, the award for the city with the best practices for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda goals is open to the councils of towns and cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants located anywhere in the world.
Entrants may submit actions carried out within the two years prior to the publication of this call for entries, as well as those that although still in progress, have already been launched and have had some impact. The deadline for the submission of entries is 14 June.
The 2030 Agenda Awards are honorary. Each winning entry will receive a trophy designed exclusively for this competition, and tailored to each category. The trophy was the outcome of a competition organised by Foment de les Arts i el Disseny (FAD), which was open to artists and designers alike. The winning design was created by Agnès Aran, creative director at the Cocu agency, and Ana Mir, designer and co-founder of Emiliana Design.
The award ceremony will be held on 30 September, at the end of the second 2030 Agenda Conference in Barcelona.
The milestones and indicators of the Barcelona 2030 Agenda can be found online in a format that allows the data to be viewed and downloaded. Barcelona is the first city in Spain, and one of the first in the world, to make such data available in this way (1).