The Universal Sea Top 100 artworks – Check them out!

We received more than 250 applications from 38 countries from all around the world. By going through the submissions, we were thrilled and astonished by the quality of the project and the effort put by each candidate. Thus, we had a hard but exciting time to decide on our Top 100 artworks selection.

We know that the theme and the rules of the competitions might have been challenging, yet many of the concepts submitted were compelling, with strong messages that outreached our expectations. We introduce each artist on our inspiration page with more details as well as their impressive works.

So what comes next? The Public Voting with 5 wild cards, of course!

Yes, we invite you to give us your opinion. The public voting runs from 1 – 28 February 2018.

Check out the gallery of the TOP 100 artworks and like the artworks you prefer the most. The 5 most voted propositions will then be added to the shortlist artwork selection.

Meanwhile, our jury evaluates the Top 100 artworks to get to the 10 best entries, summed up together with the 5 wildcards to be the shortlisted Top 15.

The selected 15 projects will then be judged on four criteria: relation/relevance to the project, inspirational kick, artistic quality, outreach/engagement. The Top 5 winners will be announced on 16 March 2018.

Upcoming events and activities:

  • Grand Opening in Oronsko, Poland. Besides the science exhibition, you will find the Top 100 submissions and art works of the finalists. The event will take place 22 April – 10. June 2018.
  • Stations in Venice (Italy), Helsinki (Finland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Pristina (Kosovo), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain). Meet a crowd of like-minded people, with inspirational key-notes from artists, groundbreaking thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists, and start discovering new ways of approaching the plastic-pollution issue.
  • The Universal Sea Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Running throughout all October 2018, besides a festival the results of the final winners’ projects, students works and solution ideas will be exhibited.

So stay tuned and come to meet us!


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