Design for the First World: the rest saving the West
I first thought this was a spoof but its a real competition with cash prizes and a fast approaching deadline of May 30th. Here's a snippet about the competition followed by more details on their website.
Our fellows in the first world often come to visit and give us their well intentioned but often very problematic "solutions". We thought, why don't we pay back? Dx1W is a competition for designers, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers in developing countries to provide solutions for First World problems.
Dx1W has proclaimed 2010 International Year of the First World in Need, and has defined four main areas to address: Food Production and Eating Disorders, Aging Population and Low Birth rate, Immigration and Integration to Society, Sustainability and Over consumption.
Note: Participants should be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of a Developing country.