The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries—developed and developing—in a global partnership. The SDGs recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth—all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

By introducing the Sustainable Development Pencil, The One Club for Creativity aims to reward the teams who chose to utilize their creative talents and resources to better the world we live in, and contribute to securing a sustainable future for all.

The Sustainable Development Pencil will be awarded to work that:
  • Proves to have a sustained and measurable impact over time
  • Is scalable by other brands and/or places
  • Changes behavior in addition to raising awareness
  • Involves a strategic partnership
ELIGIBILITY: January 1, 2016 – February 28, 2020

REGULAR DEADLINE: January 31, 2020

Your submitted work should address one or more of the 17 Goals to Transform Our World. Please note, work will NOT be awarded separately by category; however, selecting the individual goal which best describes the intention of your work will help the jury with their judging process. It is not necessary for you to submit the same work more than once for the Sustainable Development Award. When entering, please select the ONE goal which you consider the primary focus of your campaign.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs




SD_01: No Poverty - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

SD_02: Zero Hunger - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

SD_03: Good Health & Well-Being - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

SD_04: Quality Education - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

SD_05: Gender Equality - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.



SD_11: Sustainable Cities & Communities - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SD_13: Climate Action - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SD_14: Life Below Water - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

SD_15: Life on Land - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.



SD_06: Clean Water & Sanitation - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SD_07: Affordable & Clean Energy - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

SD_08: Decent Work & Economic Growth - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

SD_09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

SD_10: Reduced Inequalities - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

SD_12: Responsible Consumption & Production - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SD_16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SD_17: Partnerships for the Goals - $450 USD
Work which addresses SDG #17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.