Deadline extended until September 30-BIE Cosmos Prize will award a citizen project reflecting the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
The BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) has opened the application period for the BIE Cosmos Prize applications, which seeks to reward citizen projects based on the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
This way, the BIE wants to promote non-profit projects that exemplify its main theme and some of the other sub-themes that are present at the Expo: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, with a prize of 20,000 euros to help their creation and development.
The deadline to present the projects (which must be submitted in English or French) is now September 30, and from there the participating nominees will be chosen to present their work in front of an international jury during Expo 2020 Dubai. Finally, the winning project of the BIE-Cosmos Prize will be announced on BIE Day on May 30, 2022.
The origin of this award is the collaboration between the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and the Expo’90 Foundation of Japan, which commemorates the Horticultural Expo 1990 Osaka and its motto of “Harmonious Coexistence between Nature and Humankind”. Since its founding in 2008, the BIE-Cosmos Prize has been awarded at all World and Specialised Expos to promote these values, being Expo 2020 Dubai the first World exhibition held in the Middle East.