Have a Good Idea?

Project 10100

Google is sponsoring an “contest,” in part to celebrate its 10th year in business.  It is looking for good ideas in the following categories:

  • Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?
  • Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
  • Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
  • Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
  • Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
  • Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
  • Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
  • Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.

If an idea is chosen by Google, it will be funded for implementation.

Here are the criteria for judging:

  • Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
  • Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
  • Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
  • Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
  • Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?

The deadline for submission of ideas is October 20.  There is a submission form.  Complete information on the program can be found here.  Videos (no more than 30 seconds), can be submitted to supplement the application.

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