Millennials (age 18-34) with ideas about addressing challenges in the Latino community through technology or digital tools. The applicant submitting the idea must be age 18-34 at the time the Challenge closes (October 15, 2014). However, team members may include people of all ages.
No issue is too big or small. Issues that can be addressed include everything from access to healthcare and affordable education to gang activity and gun control. Any issue that impacts the Latino community qualifies.
The technology is up to you. Potential examples of new technology and/or digital tools might include:
You don’t need to have previous technology experience (or a college degree) to apply. If your idea is selected as a semi-finalist but you don’t have the tech skills to develop your project, the Challenge can suggest tech partners you could team up with. You must must add a team member with the needed skills to move forward to the final round of the competition.
Financial Support for Your Project:
Awards will be made in three funding categories. Winners will be announced in January 2015.
Trips to Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA:
Semi-finalists, finalists and the Challenge winners will be determined based on a composite score. That score will be determined based on scoring from the panel of expert judges and Voto Latino staff. Judges and staff will use the following criteria: