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We believe that change is the most powerful force for good in the world. That’s why we’ve created the Changemaker Awards.

The awards are an opportunity to celebrate, showcase, and support incredible initiatives that are contributing to a more prosperous, inclusive, and peaceful world.

Who can apply?

The awards are open to any individual or non-profit organisation. Entries can be self-nominated or on behalf of another individual or organisation. We are particularly interested in submissions that demonstrate partnerships with business partners, and how that partnership has helped accelerate success towards achieving the SDG goals and had an overall impact on the work.


The winner of the award will receive £3000 and 50 design hours from award sponsors Designit.

Two finalists will receive £1000


• Submit a short project description of no more than 350 words
• Explain how the project/initiative is directly linked to the SDGs
• Specify the metrics used to quantify the positive impact of the project/initiative
All submissions will need to demonstrate the tangible impact of the initiative, regardless of the longevity of the activation – thus, ideas or projects that have not moved beyond the conceptual stage will not be considered. Entries will be assessed to determine whether they have an outstanding impact, an innovative or transformative approach and potential for scalability – please refer to judging criteria.



Extended until 17th September

24th September
during the Reimagine! event.

Judging Criteria

The initiative or project must demonstrate that it directly links to at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The total number of SDGs that the initiative/project has had a positive impact on may become a consideration for the judges in the final shortlisting process.

This will be judged as:
Has the initiative demonstrated a direct link to the SDGs? Yes or No

The initiative or project must be able to prove how it has had a positive impact. With such a wide range of SDGs, there is no one specific measure required; however, evidence of substantive impact is required.

For example:
The initiative has so far provided 1000 people with clean drinking water.

The impact of this project has resulted in legislation to remove tax from all menstrual products.

As a result of X campaigning and gathering support, a chemical harmful to our oceans has been banned from use in the cosmetics industry.

This will be rated on a scale of 1-10.
1 = limited impact >  10 = Significant reach and impact

We will consider how the initiative or project can be scaled to create maximum impact. Has the impact been scaled up previously and what are the resources required to scale?

This will be rated on a scale of 1-10
1 = limitations to scalability > 10= high chance of widespread scalability

We will be looking for initiatives that benefit multiple stakeholders, knowing that progress is best made when we consider a wide range of implications.

This will be rated on a scale of 1-10 for each impact.
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