Is there an urgent problem in your local community that you think can be solved in 2012? Submit a compelling photo or video taken on a mobile device that captures a solvable problem or need.
Help make the world a better place in 2012.
The Economist and Qualcomm are teaming up to connect millions of readers and concerned world citizens at The World in 2012 Festival in New York City. Solvers must submit:
Pre-submissions may be made directly from a mobile device by emailing a photo/video and text description directly to PicturesOfTomorrow@economist.com.
The description must tell how the image illustrates an immediate problem or opportunity to fix something in your local community in the year 2012. Submissions must highlight specific and immediate needs where an individual can make a big difference in the coming year.
This Challenge has a guaranteed award for at least one submission, to include $1000 USD, travel, and accommodations (for the winner and a guest) and a speaking opportunity on the main stage on December 3, 2011 at The Economist's World in 2012 Festival in New York City.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following features:
After the Challenge deadline, Qualcomm and The Economist will review submissions and select finalists. Finalists will be interviewed by phone, and a winner will be selected. No detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
Email pre-submissions and submissions through InnoCentive.com will receive equal consideration. After making an email pre-submission, you will be notified if you are eligible to become a finalist. All finalists must agree to the terms of this Challenge and upload a final submission at InnoCentive.com. By sending an email pre-submission, you grant to The Economist and Qualcomm a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information or media included in the pre-submission.
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.