The Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards were conceived with the aim of recounting the mountains of today and tomorrow. Materials, destinations, storytelling, technologies and applications: the mountain world is bustling with activity and the Winning Ideas Mountain Awards seek out and showcase the current state of creativity and innovation of this “open air laboratory”. Those who live or work in contact with the highlands have developed the capacity to produce new and concrete solutions for real problems, introducing authentic and not only symbolic changes for the mountains. Hence innovative materials, ingenious solutions, small and large digital revolutions. But also proposals for a different tourism, capable of rediscovering the values and the slow rhythm that mountains impose, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Green Innovation Sustainability.
The competition is divided into four categories: mountain clothing and mountain equipment, mountain tourism and sustainability, digital innovation & apps, mountain short films. For each category a team of industry experts, journalists and communications professionals has identified the best proposals.
The jury is made up of university students from the specific areas of expertise and evaluates the selected projects under the supervision of a reference professor.
The award-winning projects of the 1st edition of the Winning Ideas Mountain Awards were exhibited at Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, the exhibition and conference centre on Mount Lagazuoi in Cortina d'Ampezzo from 21st February until the lockdown which lead to an early closure of the Lagazuoi cable car as well as of the exhibition space Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti and consequently of the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards 2020 exhibition following the regulation issued on 9th March by the Prime Minister due to the Coronavirus.
With the reopening of the Lagazuoi cable car on May 30th, we also reopened the exhibition which can be visited until 3d July
In the Expo as well as in the cable car every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the guests and the cable car staff.
You are obliged to observe the following precautionary measures regarding COVID-19
Take the opportunity of self-nomination for the next contest: engineers, artists, designers, companies, large and small organizations are invited to present themselves, to tell their stories, to share their good ideas and best practices with a wider audience. Ideas with a focus on sustainability, environment and tourism, which step by step will change world.
The time has come to spread talent, initiative and perseverance from the top of a high mountain.
To take part in the selection, simply describe your project on this page of the official WIMA website: Submit your Winning Idea >>>>>
The award-winning projects will be exhibited at Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti starting from 1st February 2021.