Challenge # 01
How can we communicate the impacts of flooding (past, present or future)
and the benefits of adaptation and resilience?
1st July to the 14th August 2022
What is it?
The CLIMATE CREATIVES CHALLENGE is a series of design competitions, the aim of which is to help support new and novel approaches for communicating the impacts of climate change and the benefits of mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
It's FREE to enter and we're excited to see what creations will emerge!
*Prizes are in British Pound Sterling (GBP)
1st place £1,000
2nd place £750
3rd place £500
20 x Commendations of £250
Who can enter ?
The challenge is open to people of all disciplines and creative backgrounds including;
+ anyone with a creative concept that could help communicate this theme. You do not have to be a professional or in a team*
*You can enter as a team if you so wish. There's space in the submission process to input details of all collaborators
To encourage different types of creative communication, we will be accepting a broad range of types of entry submission, including;
Poetry & Prose
You can find out more about the specific technical requirements for each format here
The judges are looking for entrants to;
- Explore ways for communicating the topic that go beyond the traditional bounds / formats in which it's typically represented.
- Share 'place' based narratives that link to / showcase contextual stories and experiences.
- Not just focus on the hazard, but also show actions that can be taken for adaptation and to change the consequences endured.
How can we communicate the impacts of flooding (past, present or future) and the benefits of adaptation and resilience?
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Filmmaking (Feature films, TV, documentary, corporate); licensed pilot; teacher/mentor; BAFTA voter
Bennett is predominantly a writer, director and producer. Entering the film industry at the age of 17, Bennett has worked in front and behind the camera ever since. Roles include Will Scarlett in the final ever 'Blackadder' (alongside Rik Mayall's Robin Hood and Kate Moss' Maid Marian) and William Morris for the BBC. Directing the hugely successful music promo for the remix of Queen's 'Flash Gordon', Bennett then created the award-winning short 'Devilwood' which led a year later to his debut film 'Tuesday'. Since then, Bennett has written/directed 8 feature films in 8 years, and scripted for other directors. Projects range from horror to Shakespeare; from indies to studio films, and he has written/directed for Universal, Paramount, Sony, BBC and HBO.
Graphic designer, Digital artist and Stand up comedian,
Graphic and media design, digital art, comedy writing, content creation, comedy performance
Saven Chadha is a digital artist, graphic designer, and stand-up comedian based in the UK. She graduated from University of the Arts London with a BA in Graphics and Media Design (with Experimental Illustration) and has since worked in communication design across several industries including fashion, the arts, food, and NGOs with a focus on Maternal and Child health. Saven began writing and performing stand up in 2019 as the culmination of a life-long interest in live comedy. Her comedic style is a playful mix of observation and galaxy-spanning whimsy.
Client lead, i3P
Forecasting, Big data, climate resilience, science communication, incident management, artificial intelligence
Crystal is a climate resilience activist. Always fascinated by the environment and people, with over 2 decades experience in the environmental sector, her experiences include risk, incident and crisis management, infrastructure development, change implementation, environmental impact and operations leadership gained in the private, charitable and public sectors. Interested in using innovation to promote wider understanding and achieve better environmental outcomes, Crystal has led on award winning website projects for the Environment Agency and across government. A passionate advocate of collaboration, she sponsors digital innovation in flood forecasting and leads the better communication of science across government on behalf of our Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance.
Digital communications manager
Digital Marketing, Community Resilience, Flooding
Katie brings high energy and enthusiasm to whatever she takes on, with a natural flair for Digital Comms, Social Media Marketing in particular, she can educate you on the ins and outs of creating engagement across a range of platforms. If it's lessons in how to tackle the Social Media beast she ticks all the boxes and if you simply don't have time, Katie can manage them for you. Katie is no stranger to voluntary work and Community engagement is one of her strengths, her current roles are flood warden, Chair of Community Resilience on the Flood Partnership Board in Calderdale and Trustee at Natural Flood Management Charity Slow The Flow.
Immersive software, theatre
and online journalism
Born in North-East of Poland next to the only primeval forest in Europe called Puszcza Bialowieska. In the late teens ventured to the capital to study social communication at University of Warsaw, after which moved to London to do an MA at RADA writing and directing for theatre. After having co-created 10 staged plays decided to retrain as a software developer at QMUL and kick off a tech co-operative, Animorph. The co-op specialises in Extended Reality and focuses on creating technology that enhances human potential across community development, urban planning, training and medical devices.
Flood Re CEO
Insurance, Finance, Project Management
Andy Bord is Flood Re’s Chief Executive Officer. Andy graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Bristol, and began his career at BT. He joined Singlepoint (mobile phone service provider) as Operations Director in 2000 which was subsequently acquired by Vodafone in 2003. He was then appointed Head of Vodafone.co.uk and Consumer Direct Sales, latterly becoming Head of Broadband Development. Andy moved into the insurance industry in 2008, joining BGL Group where he managed the own-brand portfolio of personal lines insurance products and then undertook a number of due diligence assignments for HIG Capital, one of which led to him being appointed as interim CEO of Freedom Finance. He then moved to Staysure as Deputy CEO before joining Capita as CEO of the insurance services business. In January 2017, Andy joined Flood Re as Interim CEO before being appointed to the role permanently in April 2017.
Environmental Designer, Author and Illustrator
Environmental Architecture, Illustration, Resilient Design, Risk Communication, Filmmaking
Ed runs ‘The Environmental Design Studio’ (TEDS) and is an environmental designer, author, illustrator and filmmaker. In January 2020, Ed's book ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience’ was published by the RIBA and features many of his original artworks illustrating the impacts of flooding and benefits of adaptation / resilience. He is fellow of the RSA and is leading the design of the 'Hydroscape', a large scale living-lab to test and showcase strategies for resilience in the built / natural environment. Ed speaks regularly at flood conferences / events worldwide, setup the Hazard + Hope initiative and has been developing / delivering training on flood resilience for RIBA and the EA. He lives on a houseboat / barge on the River Thames and enjoys life on the water.
The inaugural 'Challenge' in the series is being sponsored by;
Flood Re is a re-insurance Scheme that makes flood cover more widely available and affordable as part of home insurance policies. Flood Re helps households at the highest risk of flooding. They also provide information about taking action to reduce flood risk. They do not set consumer prices – this remains a decision for insurers to make.
Insurers can place the flood risk element of domestic property insurance with Flood Re at a premium linked to property Council Tax bands. Flood Re sits in the background, with the purchase of the policy and the process of making a claim being unchanged.
The scheme launched on 4 April 2016 as an independent body that is privately owned and operated, whilst also being publicly accountable. Insurers use Flood Re to benefit their customers.
TEDS are an award-winning social venture whose aim is to reduce the exposure and vulnerability of communities and environments to natural / human induced hazards (particularly those resulting from or exacerbated by climate change).
Their work in this field is facilitated and undertaken through design, research and training initiatives which highlights the causes/consequences of hazards and showcases strategies for adaptation and resilience to these threats. In 2016 they won the Sunday Times 'Resilient Home' competition with their design of the 'Home for All Seasons'.
TEDS work internationally on projects at a range of scales and are driven by the challenge of designing for adaptation to a changing climate.
Please take note of the following technical requirements. Entrants can only choose one 'type' of format to use (i.e. can't submit a photo, poem and painting) ;
You must have the appropriate ownership rights and permissions for any content you feature and submit as part of the challenge.
Poetry & Prose
This could be a sketch, painting, visualisation/render,
infographic or other type of illustration.
You might have captured a picture that conveys the aim of the challenge
It could be a short film or animation
It may be a song or sound you've written / recorded
It could be a poem or experience you want to share
It may be you've made a sculpture or model
Max. 3 files submitted
Min. image dimensions 120 x 120mm
Max duration 4 minutes
duration 4 mins
500 word limit
21:9 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 4:3 / 9:16
jpg, ai, pdf,
Physical objects will need to be photographed and comply with the requirements for that format.