Close the tap is a video competition, free to charge and open to everyone, with several awards to be won and dedicated to the climate, whose aim is to increase awareness on this topic and foster the action towards a climate transition.

The 1° edition is closed and the winner videos are available here.

Stay tuned for Edition 2023!

Why Close the tap?

Science informs us of the still too large “gap” between what we should be doing and what the whole world is doing to face an unprecedented global challenge. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions keep accumulating in the atmosphere every year as if they were produced by a tap that continues inexorably to fill a bathtub. But the water is getting closer and closer to the edge of the bathtub and it is essential to reverse this course, starting to close the tap as soon as possible. The idea of ​​the Close the tap competition promoted by Aequilibria S.r.l. – SB arises from this concept.

We know how necessary it is to promote the action of both individuals and global society, and visual art plays a great role in supporting the necessary change.

The topics of 2022

Participation in the competition is open to the following two topics:


The mobilization of individuals is growing to force politics from below to make choices that are as difficult as crucial to tackle climate change…indeed, individuals often form groups able to make the difference.


The role of food choices is often underestimated, but the table is an important battleground against climate change, where the consumption of animal products, especially meat, plays a leading role.

Our jury

CEO of Aequilibria S.r.l. – SB, he is Chair of CEN/TC 467 “Climate change” and Convenor of UNI/CT4/GL15 “Cambiamento climatico”.

Daniele Pernigotti Expert on climate change

Responsible of the multimedia unit at the Digital learning and multimedia office at the University of Padua.

Marco ToffaninExpert in live action videos

Creative director and founder of the animation studio “The Magic Collective”, whose aim is to create an impact through visual storytelling.

Chiara CantExpert in animated videos

Team of Aequilibria Srl – SB

The whole staff of Aequilibria, expert in carbon management, contributes with a collegial score.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you still have doubts? Find out more about the contest, so you can best prepare.

In case of any question, it is possible to send an email to info@closethetap.it by the 1st of October 2021. For the duration of the contest and for the sake of transparency, the promoter will respond to applicants’ requests directly by email and then will share each applicant’s questions and the given answers by updating this FAQ section on the website.