| by InfoDesigners
This year the Video Contest Future of Money Design Award (FOM) invites artists and designers to imagine a counterfactual scenario from the history of money that reimagines how money could have developed if things had gone differently.
Arguably there has been no greater time of financial uncertainty than today and no greater need for fresh ideas and imaginative insights which help inform, suggest and question our current technological, social and cultural direction.
What if Aristotle had died before writing his observations of the ancient Greek currency system, would Plato's money free utopias have become more influential? How might electronic payments evolved, if western union had not successfully created a monopoly surrounding the telegraph? Or in the context of tracked electronic payments, would it have been better if the cash like digital wallets from the 90's like Mondex or Visa cash, became the standard? Or what if the financial crash of 2008 never happened, what would have become of Bitcoin and the blockchain?
This competition will run in two phases:
FIRST PHASE – Initial Idea • Submit an overview of your initial concept. Preferred format is PDF. Maximum 3 pages communicating the concept and examples of previous work (website or PDF).
SECOND PHASE – Project Development • Shortlisted entrants will receive 500 GBP that's approximately 611 USD each to develop their idea and produce a short video. The videos and concepts will be presented at Consult Hyperion's Tomorrows Transactions forum, which takes place on the 26th – 27th April 2017.
There is no entry fee for this competition.
It's free to enter!
Who can enter?
This competition is open to everyone worldwide.
The top three entrants will have the opportunity to present their concepts at the Tomorrows Transaction forum to an audience of financial experts and industry leaders.
- £500 each for project development.
- 1st prize – £750
Winners and shortlisted entries will also be uploaded to the Future of Money archive.
For all further informations about the Future of Money Design Award 2017 visit the following official website here.