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 Challenge # 01

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Challenge # 01


How can we communicate the impacts of  flooding (past, present or future) and the benefits of adaptation and resilience?



View the compendium showcasing the winning & commended entries for Challenge #01

What is it?

The CLIMATE CREATIVES CHALLENGE is a global initiative serving as a catalyst for innovation in climate communication. This international design competition, supports new and novel approaches for communicating the impacts of climate change and the benefits of mitigation, adaptation and resilience. 

The challenges are FREE to enter and open to all!


*Prizes are in British Pound Sterling (GBP)

1st place     £1,000 

2nd place     £750 

3rd place      £500 


20 x Commendations of £250

Who could enter ?

The challenge was open to people of all disciplines and creative backgrounds including;

















+ anyone with a creative concept that could help communicate this theme. They did not have to be a professional or in a team,


To encourage different types of creative communication, we were accepting a broad range of types of entry submission, including;


Poetry & Prose






Entries opened = 1st JULY (2022)

Entries closed = 14th AUGUST (2022) @ 18:00 BST

Winning entries announced = 31ST AUGUST (2022) 

The entry period for this challenge is now closed.



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Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Specialisms include;

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,
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Specialisms include;

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.

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Client lead, i3P
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Specialisms include;

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
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Specialisms include;

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.

Software Developer
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Specialisms include;

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
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Specialisms include;

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 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
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Specialisms include;

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.

Challenge #01

How can we communicate the impacts of  flooding  (past, present or future) and the benefits of adaptation and resilience?


The judges were 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.




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The inaugural 'Challenge' in the series 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. 



Technical Requirements 

Entrants could only choose one 'type' of format to use (i.e. can't submit a photo, poem and painting) ; 

They had to have the appropriate ownership rights and permissions for any content they featured / submitted as part of the challenge. 





Poetry & Prose


This could be a sketch, painting, visualisation/render, 

infographic or other type of illustration.

Eligible Approaches

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. resolution


Min. image dimensions 120 x 120mm 


Max duration 4 minutes

Max track

duration 4 mins

500 word limit

Video ratios:

21:9 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 4:3 / 9:16

File Formats

png, jpeg,

jpg, ai, pdf, 

mov, mp4,

mpeg, avi,


wmv, mp3


pdf, doc,

docx, csv, 

Physical objects will need to be photographed and comply with the requirements for that format.


Challenge # 02

Ecological Change
House in the Woods

Challenge # 03

Adapting Historic Environments
Aerial View of Beach

Challenge # 04

Coastal Change
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