Visualization Competition – Sustainable Development Goals and Georgia    


The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support from United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) and government of Sweden calls applicants to submit visualizations (photo, graffiti, or poster) on the subject of Sustainable Development Goals and Georgia.


The purpose of competition is to promote Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia and raise awareness about their importance.  


What are Sustainable Development Goals?


On September 25, 2015, 193 UN member states agreed on the Sustainable Development Agenda document: “Transformation of our World - 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The aim of Sustainable Development Goals is to continue the work started by Millennium Development Goals.


Georgia was one of the first states that supported the adoption of UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and started to implement them into national political agenda. Sustainable Development Agenda contains 17 goals and 169 targets.  


To receive more information about this competition, an information meeting will be held on May 2, 2017, 17:00 at conference room of restaurant Lolita (#7 Chovelidze str., III floor). To participate in the meeting, please register no later than April 26, 2017. 



Who can participate in the competition?


- Any interested person, professionals and non-professionals alike


- Participants are not restricted based on age or residence 



How to participate in competition?


1. Participants must send at least one work: photo, poster, or graffiti (sketch of graffiti, indicating its exact final) 


2. It is possible to send more than one work, regardless of category.


3. Each work must deal with only one Sustainable Development Goal. Works that deal with two or more goals will not be accepted.


4. No restrictions on content apply; however, a work should be easily understandable to wide audience. 


5. A work must not contain offensive or violent elements.


6. In case of plagiarism, the organizers reserve the right to remove the participant from this competition.


7. The submitted visualization must be high in resolution. Files should be sent in JPG or PDF formats and their size must not exceed 5 MB.  


Deadline for submission is May 21, 2017. Please send your work to the address: In the e-mail, please indicate your first name, last name, age, contact information (e-mail and phone number) and place of residence (city, municipality). In case of a graffiti sketch, please indicate its exact final parameters. The e-mail subject line must be - competition photo, competition poster or graffiti.   


By sending your works to this competition, you agree that: 


- You own copyright on the submitted material and it is created by you;


- In case of graffiti, you are able to transfer it to a wall in the dimensions you have indicated; 


- Every person depicted on the submitted material gives you permission to use the work and have it published; 


- You give organizers the right to use your work according to their views on their website, exhibitions, and publications or in any other material (author being indicated).  



IDFI is not allowed to use the submitted material for commercial purposes.



Evaluation Criteria 


- Relevance to the chosen Sustainable Development Goal


- Innovative depiction of an issue via photo, poster or graffiti (graffiti sketch)  


- Quality of submitted work


- Compositional display of work


- Color coordination





- The winner will be selected by representatives from UNDP and IDFI.


- One winner will be selected in each category (photo, poster, graffiti) and will be rewarded with GEL 1,000 gift card for a technology store.


- The winners will be awarded during the Sustainable Development Goals international forum.


- 20 best visualizations (10 photos, 10 graffiti) with authors’ name and picture will be published on the IDFI web and Facebook page. In case of graffiti, the project will provide the author with a wall and permission to paint the sketch. 


- The works will be exhibited at the Tbilisi Sustainable Development Goals international forum. 



For additional information about competition please contact us, Monday – Friday, from 10:00 – 19:00:


Institute for Development for Freedom of information




Tel: +995 32 2 92 15 14; +995 599 500 137


The competition is held in the framework of the project “Supporting the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Georgia”.