option award for a better future

option.news will annually award the "option award for a better future" from 2020 -
for the best constructive and motivating contributions that show positive alternatives for the future.
Everyone can participate and post their contribution on option.news.


sponsored by:

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OPTION AWARD for a better future


MAIN PRICE: 500 euros, evaluated by the jury
READER PRICE: 500 euros, rated by Likes on option.news (evaluation starts 1.11.2020)
Fees for other selected texts: fee of 100 euros each for publication in the print magazine option (after consultation)
Community recognition: as before there are for 500 points reached 100 euros
various prizes and option subscriptions


Sustainability, civil society, human rights, animal welfare, further development of democracy, ethical and sustainable economy, conscious consumption, ...


- Registration on option.news and Submission of the contribution in any country channel
(create a post with the category "OPTION AWARD"). All contributions are published on option.news. You leave us a right of use for this.

- The contributions must not have been published before
and must be written by the submitter

- Text contributions with at least 400 words in German or English are desirable
(Image optional - we recommend Unsplash,
please note copyrights,
with plain text, option provides an image.)

- Max. three contributions / participants

- Winners will be informed by email

- the judges' decision is final


1. November 2020


Call for applications from August 1, 2020
Online rating: starts on November 1st, 2020 until December 31st, 2020 (likes will be reset on November 1.11st)
Jury evaluation: end of December 2020
Announcement of the winners: January 15, 2021


Martin Aschauer, Global 2000
Herwig Kirner, Fairtrade Austria
Willi Luger, Natural cosmetics pioneer and founder of CulumNatura
Helmut Melzer, Founder Option News
Ulf Untermaurer, Natural hairdresser pioneer and managing director of hair harmony

Online jury
YOU and the option community


In co-operation with:

Global 2000
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Here are the previous award contributions (the voting starts here on November 1st, 2020, likes will be reset):