Children’s Prize Foundation Announces Quarter-Million Dollar 2016 Competition
MIAMI-April 5, 2015 – Today, the Children’s Prize Foundation announced the launch of its annual competition focused on child survival. Are you ready to implement a plan to save the lives of children under age five? The Children’s Prize invites individuals, teams and organizations from around the globe to submit their proposals to reduce child mortality for a chance to win $250,000 USD to save lives.
Each day, 16,000 of the world’s smallest citizens die before they reach five years of age, and many of these losses are a result of conditions that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions. The leading causes of under five deaths include preterm birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, diarrhea, and malaria. Malnutrition is linked to nearly 45 percent of child deaths. Proposal submissions addressing these and all other causes of child mortality are encouraged.
The Children’s Prize is a three-round contest that begins with an online entry form. For the next six weeks, from April 5 to May 14, the Foundation will be accepting entries globally. Applicants are expected to include a science-based approach that will measure and evaluate the impact of lives saved as proposed in their projects. This is a unique opportunity to see your life-saving plan come to fruition through a modern take on philanthropy.
“Our unique prize model allows us to unlock the full potential of philanthropy by uniting the drive of human competition with the connectivity of the information age. Philanthropy is about choice. The choice to give and how to give. Philanthropy is also about possibility. The possibility to significantly impact and change the course of a human life. Gone are the days when you have to wonder if you’re effecting change. Philanthropy today is different, it is evolving, and at our fingertips is a new era of giving.” said Aleyda K. Mejia, executive director.
The Round 1 entry form and all relevant competition information can be found at www.childrensprize.org. In order to be considered for the prize, all materials submitted must be in English. A panel of expert judges will evaluate the strongest proposals, and the winner, who will be announced on December 10, 2016, will be awarded $250,000 USD to execute their proposed project.
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About the Children’s Prize Foundation
The Children’s Prize Foundation administers the Children’s Prize, which is a global contest that invests in proven child survival work. As a novel philanthropic approach, we insist on a direct link to lives saved for all children under five years of age. The initiative empowers and unites the drive of human competition with the hyper-connectivity of the information age. The Children’s Prize Foundation thinks like an engineer, placing its strongest emphasis on efficiency and scientific accuracy. Winners enter into a collaborative relationship with the Children’s Prize to execute their vision. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Ted Caplow, the team has grown, and the portfolio of projects includes investments in Pakistan, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Angola and Sierra Leone. For more information, please visit www.childrensprize.org.