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Ashoka Changemakers Nutrients For All 2013 Essay Competition

Ashoka Changemakers Nutrients For All 2013 Essay Competition

Ashoka’s Nutrients for All and Ashoka Changemakers are seeking your innovative solutions that will ensure the availability of nutrients for healthy, natural ecosystems, farms, food, and people. Enter before the deadline on June 19, 2013 for a chance to win cash prizes totaling US $45,000.

We need solutions that help strengthen the nutrient value chain and ensure that nutrients are available for healthy, natural ecosystems, farms, food, and people. To discover these solutions, Ashoka’s Nutrients for All and Ashoka Changemakers have Ashoka Changemakers 2013 Essay Competitionlaunched a new competition: Nutrients for All: Vitality for People and the Planet.

We want to hear your ideas for solving this challenge. A total of $45,000 in unrestricted funding is available for winning solutions. Your participation in the competition connects you to a community of action that includes like-minded innovators, impact partners, sector experts, and potential investors.

Topics

We are seeking solutions related to:

  • Healthy environment (natural ecosystems, soils)
  • Nutrient-rich farming (agricultural techniques, supporting farmers)
  • Full-nourishment foods (processing, distribution, markets)
  • Wellness and vitality (human nutrition, health systems, consumer awareness)

Organizer

Ashoka Changemakers

Prizes

  • Up to $45,000 in unrestricted funding to boost your project.
  • Early Entry Prize: One of two cash prizes of US $500 and an opportunity to participate in the Ashoka Globalizer conference in Frankfurt, Germany on June 3-4. At the conference, early entry prize winners will have the opportunity to discuss their solutions with Ashoka and a high profile group of executives in attendance. (To be eligible, you must submit your entry prior to the May 15, 2013 early entry prize deadline.)
  • Special Focus Prizes
  • Aberdare Ventures is sponsoring up to $10,000 in funding for U.S.-based ventures.
  • NetSuite.org is pleased to offer their cloud business management software, a $44,000/year value, as a prize to innovators who are ready to scale their social enterprises and take their impact on the nutrient value chain to the next level.

Deadline

19 June, 2013

Guidelines

  • The competition is open to all organizations and partnerships from around the world.
  • Solutions should reflect the theme of the challenge — Nutrients For All: Vitality for People and the Planet —and engage in activities that help ensure the availability of nutrients for healthy natural ecosystems, farms, food, and people.
  • Preference will be given to solutions that have grown beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated impact and sustainability.
  • We are accepting your entry in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French.
  • For advice about how to create a better entry and boost your chances of winning, read these tips about how to make your entry stand out.
  • Please complete the entry form and submit by the deadline: 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
  • Select entrants will be notified on Monday, July 1 with further instructions.

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