Youth contest promotes vision for solar world

planet-solar-contestPlanetSolar, the team behind the TÛRANOR solar-powered worldwide cruise, is hosting a contest called “Imagine a Solar World” until the ship’s arrival in Monaco in Spring 2012.

The contest asks young people under the age of 26 to participate in one of six categories of solar-based activism: Astrid (action/leadership), Felix (writing), Enia (fashion), Duti (art), Bouba (music/video) or Luu (design, architecture and technology.)

A group of communication professionals gathers at each stage of the expedition in order to determine the top 60 most visited projects since the last stage. These are considered the contest “winners.”

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Worldwide competition
Winners receive prizes such as books, hats and posters. The best competitor out of these 60 also wins the grand prize at each stage of the ship’s journey: a chance to join the crew on the TÛRANOR.

Overall, the competition hopes to draw a worldwide young audience into the journey while also shedding light on its potential effects on the future.

According to the competition guide, PlanetSolar ultimately hopes that the young people’s “vision of a solar world will be distributed throughout the whole PlanetSolar planet and will enrich a great manifesto for a more responsible Earth.”

For more information on the competitive categories and how to enter, please visit

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