Calling all athenian sustainable entrepreneurs!

Calling all Athenian sustainable entrepreneurs!

Participate in the Athens Sustainability Stories Competition and share your efforts towards better tourism with the world.

Green Destinations and Axsios, supported by the Municipality of Athens and Google Greece, are launching a Picture & Video sustainability stories competition to showcase good practices and innovations in responsible tourism & leisure in Athens!

The Athens Sustainability Stories Competition will motivate entrepreneurs to think about sustainability and get inspired by initiatives already creating a positive impact.

It will also allow businesses to promote their sustainability practices to travellers, with the possibility of winning a year of the Good Travel Seal certification and support from The Good Travel Program!

Competition details

Who can participate:

The competition is open to businesses located within the geographical boundaries of the Municipality of Athens and active in the tourism sector. All types of businesses in the tourism supply chain are welcome to apply.

The entrant must have a business or initiative already committed to sustainability practices and offerings.

Submission dates:

Submissions are open until 22 October, 2022 at 11:59 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Businesses that apply by 20 September may have the chance to be selected to be presented on the first day of the Green destinations 2022 event in Athens


All finalists will be awarded with one year of pro bono support & certification from The Good Travel Seal – The Good Travel Program. 

Winners will receive extra promotion and visibility through media partners.

Application requirements

Every participant can submit a visual entry followed by an explanation of the good practice, no more than 150 words.

  • Images – such as a photo, drawing or GIF, with maximum resolution of 4.ooopx x 6.ooopx
  • Videos – no longer than 2 minutes.

Entries should explain, in a straightforward way, what challenges the business is trying to overcome, the actions taken, and the positive impacts the actions have generated.

Stories categories

All entries must be submitted considering one of the following categories:

  • Energy & Water
  • Waste Management & Circular Economy
  • Supply Chain & Green Procurement
  • People & Culture

All stories will be evaluated by selected jury members from Axios, representative of Green Destinations in Greece. Authenticity, Effectiveness, Inclusivity, Visual Attractiveness, Innovation & Resilience will be the main criteria to be evaluated.