Let us in on your idea for the world of tomorrow and this year’s Golden Nica could have your name on it!

u19-CREATE YOUR WORLD is the competition for creative young people up to age 19 who live in Austria and whose idea of having fun is coming up with something new. We welcome all innovative ideas that can make a positive impact on your world—the world of tomorrow.

Just to give you an impression of what that might be and to get you fired up with ambition, we’re showcasing a couple of projects that have already been submitted. Today: The BioBookCover

At first glance, the BioBookCover might not look like a particularly new idea. After all, colorful protective covers for schoolbooks are already available in stores. What’s innovative about this one is that it’s made of compostable plastic produced from natural ingredients like potato starch and water. This biodegradable alternative to the conventional and usually not especially sustainable products purveyed by commercial competitors is manufactured and marketed by students at BG/BRG Stainach, a high school in the Austrian Province of Styria. And amidst all the excitement about the material’s environmental friendliness, these young innovators didn’t forget to make their stuff look sharp too. Decked out in food coloring, newsprint or alphabet soup noodles, these book covers are sustainably eye-catching!

Now, let’s see what the jury has to say!

So … maybe you’re working on some fascinating ideas too, ones that take an innovative approach to enriching and improving the world of tomorrow? Perhaps you’ve been developing games and apps that others might appreciate too? Or do you give free rein to your creativity in other areas altogether—for instance, animation, graphics or sound art?

Whatever! Get involved in u19-CREATE YOUR WORLD and show the whole world what you’ve been up to in your world!

Find out what you can win and how to enter at

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