ethecon Awards / The Awards 2009

The Awards 2009

Call for the International ethecon Awards 2009

 
The Foundation “ethecon” calls for nominations for both international ethecon awards.

Proposals are possible:

a) for the “Blue Planet Award”
People who have committed themselves to the conservation and the preservation of the Blue Planet in an outstanding way.

b) for the “Black Planet Award”
People who have committed themselves to the destruction and downfall of the Blue Planet in an outstanding way.

When the foundation speaks of the blue planet we mean the entire world – we are talking about social and ecological entity.
Neither rewards entail a remuneration; the Blue Planet Award consists of a prize explicitly designed for this purpose only by the reknown artist Otto Piene. Its gallery value is estimated at 50.000 Euros.

The proposals are to be put forth by June 30th 2009 and must include:

> Address of the person making the proposal
Complete address including phone, fax and email (for organizations: the entry of one contact person).

> Address of nominee
Complete address including phone, fax and email and the age of the nominated person.

> Picture
Please hand in some pictures of the nominated person (jpg/full size).

> Explanation
Written explanation for the nomination (max. 20 000 signs).

> Sources/background material
Background material, documents and sources.

> Media
Suggestion especially of grasroot media (including the total adress, fon, eMail etc.) in which the awarding results should be publicized by means of media reports and/or adds.

> Activities
Statement concerning what kind of activities might be meaningful in connection with the presentation of prizes and in how far these activities would be supported by the nomination’s presentor.

(Example: In the case of the Black Planet Awards to MONSANTO and NESTLÉ some nominators took place in the awarding ceremonies in Berlin and were also involved in the organisation of protest activities at the headquarters of these companies to hand over the Black Planet Awards. Parallel to the following general meetings of the companies an “Open Letter to Stockholders and Management” was publicised).

Legal notice
Please note that no rights can be derived from the submission of proposals for the both international ethecon awards.

The foundation ethecon
“ethecon - Foundation Ethics & Economics” is an internationally operating foundation located in Berlin/Germany, whose members are active in social and ecological movements both in Germany where its headquarters are located in as well as internationally.

The foundation is dedicated to the strengthening and effective (financial) support of movements targeted at social justice, peace and ecological progress.
Founded in 2004, ethecon is yet a young and growing foundation and thus searches for more interested donators and supporters.

Prizes awarded:

The “Blue Planet Award“ went to
2006 Diane Wilson / USA
2007 to Vandana Shiva / India
2008 José Abreu und Hugo Chavez / Venezuela

The “Black Planet Award“ denounced
2006 the stockholders and the executive management of
MONSANTO / USA
2007 the stockholders and the executive management of
NESTLÉ / Switzerland represented by
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (CEO)
and Liliane de Bettencourt (Stockholder)
2008 the stockholders and the executive management of
BLACKWATER-Konzerns / USA represented by
Erik Prince

Berlin, Germany June 12th 2009 Executive Board and Curators
ethecon - Foundation Ethics & Economics