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7/6/2021

Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 registration now open!



Teams are now invited to register for the second Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity hackathon, a worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active. The challenge will be held from 21-27 June and is being led by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland, under UNESCO patronage and supported by national, European and international sports and physical activity related organisations.

 

The challenge is free to enter and there are development grants of up to €10,000 for the best concepts. Following over a year of lockdown and restrictions, participation in sport and physical activity has plummeted. The challenge is to design innovative ways of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in an inclusive, sustainable and fun way!

 

There are 8 specific challenges and categories that we are particularly interested in, we want innovative ideas of how to:

  • increase opportunities for engagement in sport and physical activity ensuring that it is accessible to everyone of any ability, age, race or socio-economic background - INCLUSION
  • inspire community-level engagement in sport and physical activity for all ages - COMMUNITY
  • bring participants, volunteers and fans back to sport and physical activity - FANS AND VOLUNTEERS
  • use sport and physical activity as a means to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a practical way - POLICY-FOCUSED
  • reimagine sport and physical activity (space and place; funding models) to make it more sustainable and resilient to shocks and change - SUSTAINABILITY
  • motivate children and youth to engage in sport and physical activity, that leads to life-long interest - YOUTH-BASED
  • harness technology to radically change the way sport and physical activity are imagined - TECHNOLOGY-BASED
  • integrate sport and physical activity into leisure and lifestyle activities e.g., cycling for transport, gardening for food security - LIFESTYLE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 

The challenge runs from 21-27 June and submission requirements are available on the website, along with webinars and supporting materials to help you.

 

Submissions will be judged according to:

  • Creativity and innovation in sport and physical activity
  • Impact on the identified challenge and towards the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Feasibility of successful practical implementation of the idea

 

To join the challenge, go to gdc2021.devpost.com, register, start gathering your team and enter this initiative to find innovative ideas to get people physically active.

 

Join the Global Design Challenge on gdc2021.devpost.com

 

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