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Seattle’s 2nd annual “Dream a Sound Future” competition is open for entries. Share your dream for the Emerald City, 50 years hence, and you could win $1,000.

Check it out:

What are your Dreams for Seattle in the Next 50 Years?


The Happiness Initiative, Sustainable Seattle, and the Next 50 present the 2nd Annual Dream A Sound Future Competition


The Happiness Initiative is a national project offering tools and resources to communities and individuals seeking to enhance their well-being.  The mission of the Happiness Initiative is to work for a just, healthy and resilient society where all people have the opportunity to pursue happiness. Based on the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative indicators for sustainability, you can present your ideas on how you see the region in the next 50 years and the steps to get there. Think of the year 2062. Imagine thriving economy, culturally diverse society, carbon emissions free highways, healthy oceans and lush forests. How do we arrive at such a future? What is our best-case scenario?


The Dream a Sound Future Competition is calling all visionaries to express these ideas through art, spoken word, dance, song, video, formal presentation, or other medium of choice.


One of our contestants for the Dream a Sound Future 2010 competition was Karin DeWeille. Karen’s dream is that we all quickly adapt our behavior and so more quickly create a sustainable future. Step one in Karen’s dream is for all of us to give up using non  recyclable cups by dedicating ourselves to using only reusable cups for three weeks — there by forming the habit and collectively seeing how easy it is to create collective positive change.


Grand Prize: $1000 Cash Prize along with other prizes


Ready! Set! Go!


First, go to www.happycounts.org and take the Happiness Survey.


Second, go to www.sustainableseattle.org/programs/dream-a-sound-future/163-library-of-dreams and view our Library of Dreams for inspiration and past contestants.


Third, go to www.sustainableseattle.org/dreamasoundfuture read the rules


Finally, start formulating and mapping out your dream


Open to all Puget Sound Residents


Submissions accepted until April 23rd


Award Ceremony on May 12th, 2012 at Seattle Center – Prizes, Performances, and Fame!




Join our mission to help guide Seattle into a Sustainable Future