Ana Isabel Gadala-María
How would you change the lives of 10 million people?
December 15, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Throughout history and across the globe, millions of lives have been improved by the innovative ideas of individuals from many different fields of expertise. Could yours be the next BIG idea?
Universidad Francisco Marroquín and Singularity University are sponsoring a contest designed to identify innovative thinkers and their projects. This contest is open to anyone from Central America, 35 years old and younger, who is ready to transform their innovative ideas into reality. This is an exciting opportunity to present your ideas for the future.
The challenge: How would you answer this question?
1. Complete the Entry Form.
2. Answer the following question in English in 700 words or less:
“How can we improve the standard of living—health, education, and security—of 10 million people, in the next 10 years, through the use of telecommunications?”
3. Create a video explaining your project. Videos must be in English and must not exceed 5 minutes. See Video Presentation for more instructions, specifications, and details.
4. The winner will be announced on this website April 15, 2011.
Each video will be reviewed by the panel of judges. Your video should explain and support the proposed project you wrote about in your essay. Videos must be no longer than five minutes and in English. Please use subtitles if you include a testimonial from someone who does not speak English.
Videos must include the following elements:
How the video is produced is up to each contestant (recording and/or editing). It may be a simple video with the contestant speaking directly into the camera the entire time or it may be edited to include images and explanatory videos that support the proposed project. Avoid the use of copyrighted material in video, images, and audio.
Regardless of how their video is produced, contestants must appear in front of the camera at least once (introducing themselves and their proposed project) so the panel of judges can see them.