Sep 25, 2008

Can Your Idea Change the World?

If you believe that you have an idea that can help many many lives, Google invites you to submit the idea to them..., and who knows?, it may become a real project!

How is that? Simple. As part of the celebration of Google's 10th birthday, yesterday was launched the "Project 10 to the 100th". There are few rules involved and Google have committed $10 million to fund up to five finalists.

Aimed to individuals not organizations, you will also be able to vote from a list of 100 selected ideas to help choose a short list and from that list an advisory board will then choose the 5 finalists. A nice thing is you don't need to submit your idea in English... the form is in more than 10 languages.

According to their FAQs, the following five criteria will be considered by the advisory panel in evaluating and selecting the winning ideas...

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?

Sadly, the timeframe to submit ideas is short: the submission deadline is October 20th, 2008. So if you have an idea that you believe can change the lives of others, don't waste your time. Visit the 'Project 10 to the 100th' mainpage, select your language and go ahead. Literally, there is nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

Let's hope that, as the say, "May the those who help the most win"

No comments: