1st SDGs Creative Awards

– Transforming our World through Movies and Designs –


Spaceship Earth. It is our destiny as human beings to coexist on this precious planet, the only one of its kind, with all other forms of life. In the 21st century, the ultimate goal of humanity is to realise a sustainable society.

The world must stand in solidarity to fight the multitude of problems that threaten sustainability, from overpopulation to climate change, wars, economic disparity, etc.In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as shared goals to “Transforming our world.”

The power of being able to relate to and connect will become the driving force behind the opening up of new horizons. Just like the icons of the SDGs, movies and designs promote non-verbal communication as a form of language shared throughout the world.Our free thinking and creativity sometimes override barriers between nations, races, sexes, generations and languages to give birth to feelings of sympathy and connectivity.

The SDGs Creativity Awards will provide support to people striving to achieve the SDGs by advertising for and presenting awards to movies that deploy a variety of methods to focus on the issues faced by the world, and the cooperative regional actions taken, in an effort to spread the circle of communication and action throughout the world.



Accepting submissions: September 1 through January 10 2019

Screening: Early February

Presenting of awards: March 9 , 2019 (Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan)



Domestic and overseas applicants

(individuals, teams, groups, professionals, and amateurs of any age, sex and nationality)


◎Entry fee:




Section (1) Movies promoting the spread of SDGs: Within 60 seconds

Section (2) Movies of local activities: Within 3 minutes


◎Announcement of winners:

All winners will be announced on the special website.


Norichika Kanie (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)

Hiroko Kuniya (Caster / Guest Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)

Seiichi Hishikawa (Video creator , photographer /Professor, Musashino Art University)



SDGs Creative Award Executive Committee



Hokkaido, Sapporo City


Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd., Saraya Co., Ltd.



United Nations Information Centre , JICA Hokkaido , The Asahi Shimbun Company Hokkaido Office ,Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. ,



Sapporo NoMaps Executive Committee, SDGs for School(Think the Earth)