The Yunus Centre is calling on visionaries and dreamers to apply for the Social Fiction Design Competition to share how they wish to see the world and the lives of young people in the year 2050 and stand a chance to win USD $10,000.
Social Fiction is a creative and imaginative work, which relates to creating ideas, thoughts or processes that affect the social context. The Competition aims to encourage the imagination of a world we want to live in, a world free of social and environmental injustices that plague our communities, as it all starts with imagination.
Geeky Nigeria reports that Yunus Centre was formed in 2006 as Yunus Secretariat when Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize. The organization, started with a special focus on social business, in order to address the ever-growing attention.
According to the centre, the thought of social fiction, like science fiction, will trigger social innovation that will help create the economy, the society and the world we want to live in, as the imagination can lead to reality.
For those interested, there are no age restrictions no geographical limitations, as everyone from any part of the world is welcome to participate.
To apply, interested candidates should write a Social Fiction (In 1000 – 5000 words) that has the potential of taking the readers on a tour of what this fictional world in 2050 looks like.
The article should have one or more social and environmental focus areas in Climate Change, Micro-credit, Agriculture, Technology and Innovation, Transport, Literature, Music, Waste, Circular Economy, Tourism, WASH, Employment, Sports, Health & Well-being and so on.
According to Yunus Centre, the first step to writing Social Fiction is to imagine the life of a young person in the world of 2050. What kind of world do you wish to see in the year 2050?
Once you have imagined, identify what kind of Social or Environmental issues are you addressing in this world you wish to create.
If interested, visit the official application page to apply – https://competitions.yunuscentre.org/sfdc