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2022 One Show - Design

Plantable News

Agency Havas Middle East / Dubai

Client The National


Editorial / Magazines & Newspapers

Annual ID


About the Work

The region’s leading English news publication “The National” wanted to celebrate the UAE’s 50th Jubilee with an idea that would create social media buzz and drive earned media - the main creative challenge was, at the same time, to celebrate the country's history and to invite all our readers to take a pledge for the future. The Ghaf Tree is the UAE’s national - it thrives in harsh desert climates for up to 50 years, a growth pattern that is similar to the UAE. It was under these trees that the vision of UAE sprung out of the desert, 50 years ago. To celebrate the vision of the country founders and, at the same time, to inspire the future of the nation we created a special edition of 'The National' that could be planted to grow into a Ghaf tree. The Ghaf Paper is plantable. It's 100% biodegradable - made of pressed seed paper embedded with Ghaf tree seeds and printed with vegetable oil. The printed editions were then dispatched to readers that celebrated the initiative online, people of interest, key influential figures and even caught the eye of government officials such as the Minister of Youth and Culture, praising the efforts of the campaign.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 3




Havas Middle East / Dubai

Art Director

Alicia McBride

Creative Director

Karim Sherif

Executive Creative Director

Joao Medeiros


Ahmed Raslan


Adel Rmaity

Social Media Manager

Farah El Batawi


Adrian Mutescu

Account Director

Teddy Abdel Nour

Client Services Director

Joao Ruas

Content Manager

Moataz Safar

General Manager

Fabio Silveira

Manager Marketing Operations MENA

Giovanna Altomare

Marketing & Comms Manager

Tanya Kassab

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