Do you have an idea to solve a humanitarian issue? Think technology might help make that idea a reality? Submit your ideas for a chance to win $20,000 USD!
Who is the competition open to? The challenge is open to individuals and teams with OR without a technical background. (To be eligible to compete, you must comply with the Challenge terms as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.)
Submit a proposal describing your idea that aims to solve some humanitarian issue by answering the questions set out below. All questions must be answered to qualify for the Challenge.
Why? We want innovative technology solutions to become commonplace in the nonprofit world, helping to solve issues that affect humanity.
About the CoreTech Foundation: CoreTech Foundation helps nonprofits use technology for social good. Thanks to the open source movement, we're placing traditionally expensive and sophisticated technology in the hands of the nonprofit world, so they can implement virtually any software-driven solution using our scaling platform and consulting services. To that end, CoreTech built an application platform called CORE, to help build solutions capable of impacting lives around the world, like this, this, and this.
1. What is the problem that your idea aims to solve? (10 points)
2. What is the potential impact of your solution? (20 points)
3. How would the CoreTech Foundation's software tools help make your idea a reality? (30 points) (Note: for those looking for a more technical description of CORE, please refer to FAQs for details.)
4. What makes your solution different from existing solutions that aim to address this problem? (20 points)
5. Describe the practical usability of your solution. (10 points)
6. How complex is your solution? (10 points)
Who can participate: As mentioned above, the Challenge is open to individuals and teams. To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the Challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.
Selection of Winner: Based on the winning criteria, one prize will be awarded for a total of $20,000 USD. In case of a tie, the winner will be selected at the discretion of the Judging Panel.
Voting: All votes are subject to review. Any competitor using unfair methods to solicit votes will be automatically disqualified from the challenge.
Registration and Submissions: All submission materials must be submitted online on or before July 7, 2016 at 8pm PST. No submissions will be accepted after this time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be received online, via the Challenge website, and all uploads can be in PDF format only. Submission reporting requirements are detailed in Judging.
Challenge Guidelines are subject to change. Registered competitors will receive notification when changes are made, however, we highly encourage you to visit the Challenge Site often to review updates.