Create artwork or photography for The Global Goals and The United Nations

Creators Selected On
October 21, 2015
On September 25, 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The #GlobalGoals could get these things done in all countries. For all people.

The Global Goals campaign invites artists, designers and photographers from around the world to create artwork inspired by one of the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development. Artists should read about each goal below, get inspired by the accompanying graphics and interpret them through an original and innovative piece of artwork.

The simple but mighty ambition of this project is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days, from September 25 - October 2, 2015. During this week, there will be a concert in Central Park in New York with headliners including Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Chris Martin and a global media campaign that highlights the importance of this historic moment.

A minimum of 25 pieces of work will be selected to be showcased on GlobalGoals.org and their social channels. One Selected Artist will also receive $1,500 along with a mentoring session with world-renowned filmmaker Richard Curtis. 6 Highly Commended Artists will also receive $500 each and 2 Popular Choice Artists will receive $250 each.
How to submit
Artists can submit up to 10 images if they choose. Each image must capture a Global Goal, and must include their artist name or signature within each piece of artwork or photography submitted.

When creating their artwork, artists may use the existing Global Goals icons for inspiration. The vector icons can be downloaded here.
the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as selected by Project Everyone and their panel of judges, will receive:
  • A 60 minute mentoring session with Richard Curtis and Jakob Trollbäck
  • Exposure for their artwork across the GlobalGoals.org and their social channels
  • Exposure for their artwork within a feature on GOOD Magazine
  • $1,500

Six Highly Commended Artists will receive:

  • Exposure for their artwork across the GlobalGoals.org and their social channels
  • Exposure for their artwork within a feature on GOOD Magazine
  • $500

Project Everyone will be awarding $250 each to two Popular Choice Artists (out of the top 10 most shared) so be sure to upload your entry and share your submission page with your friends.

The Global Goals
1. No poverty - End poverty in all its forms everywhere
2. No hunger - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
3. Good health - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
4. Quality education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5. Gender equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. Clean water and sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. Renewable energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8. Good jobs and economic growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
9. Innovation and infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
10. Reduced inequalities - Reduce inequality within and among countries
11. Sustainable cities and communities - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12. Responsible consumption - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13. Climate action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
14. Life below water - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15. Life on land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
16. Peace and justice - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all level
17. Partnerships for the goals - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
about project everyone
Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief.

Their mission is to get a short, dynamic and snappy explanation of the #GlobalGoals onto every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, newspaper, magazine, billboard, newsletter, noticeboard, pinboard, milk carton and mobile phone.

The more famous these global goals are, and the more widely they are understood by everyone - the more politicians will take them seriously, finance them properly, refer to them frequently and make them work.

This is a mission for humanity, unified goals that resonate with everyone, everywhere.

about good
GOOD Worldwide is an integrated media and strategic services company, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Seattle, WA. GOOD engages committed and aspirational change-makers who are seeking creative solutions to move society forward.

GOOD|Media engages directly with a broad audience of global citizens via a website, quarterly magazine and strategic partnerships.

About Trollbäck + Company
Trollbäck + Company is a New York-based full service creative studio. Established in 1999, T + Co specializes in branding, motion graphics, design and live-action for social events, advertising, broadcast, and entertainment. As an innovative force in branding and corporate storytelling, the company’s voice is guided by an essential belief in beauty and logic.

The group is responsible for the branding and design of The Global Goals.

meet the judges
richard curtis
Richard Curtis is a film writer and director, responsible for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Mr Bean, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked, About Time and most recently Trash and Esio Trot.

In the other half of Richard’s life he is co-founder and vice-chair of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine. He has co-produced every live night for the BBC since 1988 and the charity has now made over £1 Billion for projects in Africa and the UK during that time. In May 2015, he took the massively successful Red Nose Day to the United States with a three-hour live show on NBC.

Richard is currently leading Project Everyone. An initiative to “launch” the 2015 Global Goals for sustainable development to 7 billion people in 7 days and drive towards ending poverty by 2030.

Jakob Trollbäck
Jakob is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Trollbäck + Company, as well as a writer, DJ, aesthete and creative thinker who’s fascinated by the interplay of science, technology, and art. His early understanding and embrace of digital media allowed Trollbäck + Company to quickly become known for its forward-thinking and its ability to navigate the sea changes in media for advertisers, marketers, and TV networks. A Stockholm-native, Jakob’s work is marked by its clean and emotional systematic design; it’s also remarkable in its musical attention to rhythm, form, and detail, all of which is informed by his years as a DJ. A frequent lecturer at universities and industry events, Jakob has given three TED Talks, including one that explores a visual voice for music.
Casey Caplowe
Casey is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of GOOD. Since GOOD began, Casey has shaped the look, feel, and voice of the brand and all of its creations. The design and visual identity which Casey leads at GOOD have been widely recognized and acclaimed. In its first year, the magazine was nominated for National Magazine Award for Best Overall Design, and earned second place in the Cooper Hewitt People’s Choice Design Awards of 2008.

Before GOOD, he worked on two apparel startups and graduated from Brown.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.
  • Artists should retain their original files (in 300dpi) but the artwork or photography must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 5MB.
  • All entries must be original work (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • Artists should integrate their name in their artwork or photography (e.g. Artwork by XYZ) to make sure that they are fully credited whenever their work is promoted on social and digital media channels by Project Everyone.
  • All artists retain ownership of their work. Artists that are not selected grant Project Everyone a worldwide, limited, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use their work on social and digital media channels in connection with the #GlobalGoals only.
  • Selected Artists grant Project Everyone a worldwide, exclusive, perpetual license to use their work in exchange for the incentive and career opportunity.
  • All submissions will be part of a global gallery with public sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest during the Open Review phase.
  • When submissions are shared on social media platforms please use the hashtag #GlobalGoals.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the sharing system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Artists must respond to Talenthouse within 2 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how project everyone will choose
Project Everyone will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

As soon as you have submitted your work, feel free to start sharing your submission on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These shares will count towards the Popular Choice award. Please note, it does not impact your chance of being chosen as the Selected Artist if you choose not to share.
key dates
Submit By: September 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Open Review Starts: September 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: October 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Artists Selected: October 8, 2015

All times are in Pacific Time.