Eco-Architect Awards

Launched in 2022, the natrl™ Eco-Architect Awards is a visionary competition that challenges young minds to shape the future by designing innovative structures using used natrl™ boxed water packaging. It's more than just a contest; it's a movement to inspire our youth to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle and make a tangible impact on our environment. Last year, we saw 275 students from across the UAE unleash their creativity under the theme; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with results that were nothing short of extraordinary.

The submissions from the 10 finalists of the 2022 awards composed the first natrl™Kids Catalog, showcasing their designs and instructions for recreating them. The catalog is available for download from the natrl™website, created to inspire other kids to get creative and to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Who can enter?

All UAE residents aged 7-13 can participate in the competition.

How Does It Work?

  1.  Register on our official website or through the link shared on our social media platforms.
  2.  Receive your registration pack filled with all the details and important dates.
  3.  Get creative! Work on your design and prepare to showcase your eco-architectural skills.
  4.  Create a video submission explaining your design, the process, and your motivation to become the next natrl™ Eco-Architect.
  5.  25 candidates will be shortlisted for an in-person Show and Tell session with our esteemed judges.
  6.  We will announce the 10 finalists on social media, who will then be invited to the awards ceremony.

Our panel of judges will evaluate each entry based on functionality, creativity, problem-solving, presentation, use of the box and bladder, and ease of recreation. And for those who truly stand out, three golden tickets will be awarded during the Show and Tell—an instant pass to the final round!

What Can I Win?

The grand prize for the winning eco-architect is AED 10,000 cash prize, given as a school bursary. The 10 finalist designs will be featured in the 2 nd Edition of the natrl™ Kids Catalog that will be shared online.

Key Dates and Next Steps

The enrollment for the 2024 natrlTM Eco-Architect Awards opens September 2024. Aligning with the academic calendar, it’s the perfect time to start brainstorming and preparing for your eco-construction project. Follow us on social media and keep an eye on our website for the official registration link and further updates.