The judges votes are in, and we’re excited to announce the winners for the Search for the Obvious Sanitation is Sexy challenge. Videos, print ads, tweets, essays, and campaigns poured in in response to the challenge: “Sanitation is Sexy: Make it Obvious.” You can find the winning submissions here:
We received over 80 entries from around the world and were struck by the creativity, thoughtfulness, and diversity of all the submissions. Most importantly, we helped elevate the issue of sanitation in the public eye generating tens if not hundreds of thousands of impressions! Many thanks for the support of our incredible judges and challenge sponsors at Design Observer, GOOD Magazine, and YouTube.
So let’s continue to make sanitation sexy by sharing your favorite submissions far and wide. With over 40% of the world’s population lacking access to basic sanitation, we can’t afford to be embarrassed, grossed out, or silent about sh*t anymore.
If you’d like to learn more about Acumen Fund’s work in sanitation, please watch this PBS NewsHour segment on Ecotact, one of our investees in Kenya. And please also be sure to check out our new video which explains how we’re changing the way the world is tackling poverty:
Thanks for all of your support in making this critical but often ignored issue a more obvious one.
Print category winning submission by Kofi Opoku
James Wu is a Business Development Associate in Acumen Fund’s New York office.