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National Geographic CHASING GENIUS

Enter the CHASING GENIUS Challenge and you could win $25,000 to turn your ideas into catalysts for change in the world. Read Overview...
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Overview

At National Geographic, we believe transformational ideas

can come from anywhere. From anyone.

This was the vision behind CHASING GENIUS, a new digital community designed to inspire, ignite, and enable the genius inside each of us. We are currently soliciting ideas around three critical issues:

(1)  SUSTAINABLE PLANET

How Can We Reduce Our Impact On The Planet?

(2)  GLOBAL HEALTH

How Can We Help People Live Healthier Lives?

(3)  FEEDING 9 BILLION

How Do We Feed A Planet Approaching 9 Billion People?


Meet the Winners!

 

Please note, this challenge is only open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Please see the Challenge Rules for complete eligibility requirements.

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Congrats to the winners!

Sept. 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS

The CHASING GENIUS community gave hundreds of game-changing ideas around the issues of global health, world hunger, and environmental sustainability.

To select a winner in each issue category, the Genius Council reviewed the finalists' ideas and scored them based on creativity, innovation, viability, and inspiration. Then, the CHASING GENIUS community selected the idea they thought was best for the People's Choice winner. 

Have you watched the winning ideas?

 

 


Your Voice Matters

Sept. 12, 2017, 4:23 p.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

PICK THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

When it comes to making the world a better place, we all have something to contribute. There are thousands of ways that we can address the critical issues we face. There is not one solution, but many great ideas that are capable of real world impact. And, here’s where you come in...

Tell us which ideas you believe have the power to make a change for the better. Your vote can help one idea become a reality with the CHASING GENIUS People’s Choice $25,000 prize. Vote today, and every day through September 15 – and encourage your like-minded friends to do the same. Changing the world starts with you.


CHASING GENIUS - Vote Now

Sept. 2, 2017, 9:51 a.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

 

IT'S TIME TO VOTE

We received nearly 3,000 CHASING GENIUS ideas with the potential to help change the world. Of those, we've selected 45 finalists who are now in the running to win $25,000. One idea will be chosen to win in each category — Sustainable Planet, Global Health, and Feeding 9 Billion — by our judging panel. A fourth idea will be chosen by the CHASING GENIUS community — that's you — as the People's Choice winner.

 

HELP DECIDE THE CHASING GENIUS PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER NOW BY VOTING ON YOUR FAVORITE IDEAS.

Here's how:

  1. Log in to CHASING GENIUS
  2. Vote for the finalist idea or ideas that you think deserve to win

You can vote for each idea you love once per day, so after you vote today, make sure to come back again tomorrow. Voting will close on September 15 at 11:59 pm ET.

 


[ACTION REQUIRED] LAST DAY to Submit to Nat Geo CHASING GENIUS

Aug. 15, 2017, 3:28 p.m. PDT by Maureen Murtha

This is it - today is the FINAL day for submissions. 


The cut-off for submissions is at 11:59 pm EDT TONIGHT.

If you still haven't completed your submission, there is still time -- but not much! Only a few hours remain in the submission phase window. As for everyone who has completed a submission, thanks so much for your participation.

Remember, crowdsourcing wouldn't exist without you, the CROWD, and every one of you make up the limitless possibilities therein!

 HeroX wishes you the best of luck! 



 

 


[URGENT] Only TWO Days Left to Submit!

Aug. 13, 2017, 8 a.m. PDT by Maureen Murtha

 

This is your friendly reminder, there are only  TWO DAYS left to submit to Nat Geo CHASING GENIUS. 

 

This is it folks, one last push to the end! There are roughly 48 hours left in this competition - don't get left behind! There's still time to put the finishing touches on, so if you haven't submitted yet, what are you waiting for?

You got this! 


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