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Christopher Bush Aug. 20, 2017, 9:05 a.m. PDT
Tough crowd Kyla!! We did exactly what Dirk suggested, but it was easy for us as we have a broadly based team. To the critics, I agree that Chasing Genius would have been better if it was open to all. Visioneers was too initially, and thankfully opened to Canada (Canada is REALLY easy for the USA to open for) and I was able to win. A fellow Visioneers winner and I met because of HeroX and are now working together on this challenge. HeroX is not perfect, but they are an EXCELLENT tool for all of us to use to make the future better.

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https://herox.com/NatGeoChasingGenius Aug. 17, 2017, 12:31 p.m. PDT
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Kyla Jeffrey July 26, 2017, 8:49 p.m. PDT
@Uwe
Anyone can share ideas through CHASING GENIUS, but for this kick-off challenge, NatGeo is only able to award the grand prize to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.

Please register and join the CHASING GENIUS community so that we can notify you of future challenges—NatGeo hopes to expand the eligibility to include a more international community as the platform evolves.

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Uwe July 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m. PDT
Hello. I am living in Munich, Germany. Your competition is so super interesting. Is it possible uploading my video / idea? Would be really great hearing from you. And please say YES. All the best. Uwe P. S. if it isnt possible. close friends are living in Chicago and Florida... could this be a way for a participation?

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Crista Gibbons July 17, 2017, 8:02 a.m. PDT
@Joris van der Schot
We hope to expand CHASING GENIUS to other countries and ultimately make it a global platform. It was logistically not possible for this first iteration.

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Crista Gibbons July 17, 2017, 8:01 a.m. PDT
@Alberto Viveros
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to expand CHASING GENIUS to other countries and ultimately make it a global platform. It was logistically not possible for this first iteration.

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Joris van der Schot July 17, 2017, 3:42 a.m. PDT
Upon reflection, I’d see two positive steps that we could consider for the future :

1. Assuming that there might be good reasons to have nationality-limited challenges, HeroX could make sure that such restrictions are clearly mentioned right at the start of the challenge. This avoids people starting to spend time on things they cannot participate in. The Visioneers challenge was pretty clear upfront, for example: https://herox.com/XPRIZEvisioneers2017US/guidelines.

2. For the National Geographic challenge in particular, perhaps HeroX could champion opening up the challenge to international participation for next year. I think that would be a legitimate role for the HeroX organisation.

Even if the name is *National* Geographic, a geographical restriction for a magazine that takes its inspiration from the entire planet and spreads its content across the planet through nearly 40 local-language editions is a tad ironic, if not totally incongruous as also illustrated by @Alberto’s quote.

It has certainly changed my perception of the brand and its sponsor (GlaxoSmithKline – headquartered in the UK...).

My hunch would be the geographical restriction is in there mainly for practical reasons, but I’m confident that with a bit of coaching from HeroX, NatGeo and GSK can make the 2018 challenge so much more inclusive…

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Dirk Patze July 17, 2017, 3:39 a.m. PDT
@https://herox.com/NatGeoChasingGenius

Well 1. find a US resident.
2. convince him to publish your prepared submission
3. set up a little contract that deals with the money, just in case
4. Submit and make the Nationalistic Geographic Challenge a little better.

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https://herox.com/NatGeoChasingGenius July 17, 2017, 3:37 a.m. PDT
@Dirk Patze
how to do it

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Dirk Patze July 17, 2017, 1:40 a.m. PDT
Wow! That's one big issue. I guess the winner of this Challenge is the one who enters: Remove "For US-Residents only" from world-changing idea challenges!

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https://herox.com/NatGeoChasingGenius July 16, 2017, 10:12 p.m. PDT
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https://herox.com/NatGeoChasingGenius July 16, 2017, 10:11 p.m. PDT
I live in Ukraine. I have no right to participate in the competition, these are the rules, but I can offer my idea to the forum. See my two videos, ask questions if you are interested. HeroX a good field for discussions. I wish everyone good luck.
http://www.foodqualitynews.com/R-D/EFSA-estimates-dietary-exposure-to-ergot-alkaloids?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright
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Alberto Viveros July 16, 2017, 7:59 p.m. PDT
"At National Geographic, we believe transformational ideas can come from anywhere. From anyone."
Hypocrites, Big organizations like NatGeo should be the ones leading by example for a worldwide change. People dying, nature getting polluted and destroyed, violence everywhere, waste of talent in every single country, in every single town because of lack of purpose and guidance, then finally a running project (herox) thats looking forward to unify worldwide intellects and talents, and then they screw it all up with "only for US citizens".
I mean, dont know if its politics, power, marketing, or what...but THIS TYPE OF PLATFORMS ARE MADE FOR PROMOTING A BETTER FUTURE AS HUMAN BEINGS, NOT FOR INDIVIDUAL MICRO INTEREST.
Corporate world NEEDS to start thinking in a bigger historical perspective or we all going to drown.

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Kyla Jeffrey July 14, 2017, 3:53 p.m. PDT
@Joris van der Schot
Thanks for sharing, Joris. For anyone else interested, you can view the full rules here: http://www.natgeochasinggenius.com/rules

Great work in the Abundant Clean Energy Challenge, Joris! Awesome to see a familiar face here and hopefully we'll catch you on the next one that allows participation outside the US.

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Joris van der Schot July 14, 2017, 12:08 p.m. PDT
Great initiative by HeroX to add some visibility to the NatGeo challenge. Unfortunate that it is open exclusively to US residents.

ELIGIBILITY
Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry are eligible to enter.