Innovation for Good Pitch Competition 2019 Application
Following the conference theme “Innovation for Good”, this pitch competition will celebrate amazing ideas that could change the world through Social Innovation. Two awards will be given - one by a panel of judges and one through an audience choice award. Winners will win no less than $2500 per award (sponsors being added through May 2019). We look forward to coming together, celebrating, and helping to strengthen ideas with connections to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the greater Peace Corps Community.

The full Application Guide can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uzUQSl4N2CJiPqq0EjDIGHgFyyKPMeYDg9T9MtOXcJo/edit?usp=sharing
Additional questions should be directed to Kyle Wiggins at wiggins.kyle at gmail.com.

Contact Information
Proposal Captain
The Proposal Captain will be the main point of contact and receive all communications from the review committee about the status of their proposal and the competition in general.
Name (First and Last) *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Phone number *
Your answer
Are you an RPCV or PCV? *
Please note, at least one team member must be either a RPCV or PCV.
If Yes to the question above, where and when did you serve?
Your answer
Second Team Member
Name (First and Last)
Your answer
Email
Your answer
Phone number
Your answer
Are you an RPCV or PCV?
If Yes to the question above, where and when did you serve?
Your answer
Third Team Member
Name (First and Last)
Your answer
Email
Your answer
Phone number
Your answer
Are you an RPCV or PCV?
If Yes to the question above, where and when did you serve?
Your answer
Please list any additional team members below
Your answer
Proposal Information
The Problem: *
Tell us about the problem you’re solving and why it’s important .
Your answer
Solution *
Describe in detail the project, program or idea you or your organization have developed to address the problem you described above. Please be sure that you highlight the impact that your solution has on intended beneficiaries.
Your answer
What stage is your project/idea/organization in? (SELECT ONE) *
What attempts have you made to build your project/idea/organization? Have you been successful? *
Your answer
What do you intend to do with the grant? Where will the money go? *
Your answer
Please share a link to your 1-3 minute video explaining your idea/business. Upload to YouTube or another platform and ensure the link is listed as public. *
Please note: A video is required addition to this application form and we may share finalist videos at the Conference, but it doesn't need to be fancy! Get creative, or just take a quick video of yourself or your team with your phone summarizing your idea. If your video is currently in progress, please indicate when you will share the link, understanding that all full applications must be submitted by May 15th.
Your answer
If selected as a finalist, I or a member of my team will be present at the conference on June 22, 2019 in Austin, TX to present our proposal in person. *
Rules, Terms and Conditions
Please read these competition rules, terms and conditions carefully. By entering the Innovation for Good competition you acknowledge and agree to these rules, terms and conditions.
1. To enter the competition you must have at least one team member who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) or a currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) at the time your application was submitted.
2. Submitted ventures must have a quantifiable social and/or environmental bottom line incorporated into their mission and practices.
3. At least one team member must attend the Peace Corps Connect Conference June 20-22 in Austin, TX to present their pitch to onsite judges. One or more of the team may participate through video conferencing, barring any technical difficulties. A discounted registration fee may be offered to finalists.
4. Content, representations, and ideas presented during the competition may be published and shared with the RPCV community.
5. A panel of judges who will watch and score participants on Saturday, June 22nd will select the winner of the competition. All decisions made by this panel will be considered final.
6. Audience members of the presentation on Saturday, June 22nd will watch and score participants will select the winner of the audience award. All decisions made by the audience will be considered final.
7. Applications must be received by the deadline of 11:59pm CST on May 15, 2019 to be considered.
8. Any form of plagiarism or the presentation of intentionally unauthentic ideas and solutions will lead to forfeit.
9. Winners from the competition may be posted on the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) website.
10. By entering the competition participants agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as NPCA may request. This includes but is not limited to the use of photographs, videos and testimonials.
11. This competition is being run by the Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association, in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association.

The organizers, HoTPCA and NPCA reserve the right to amend these rules at any time and if it does so, will post an update on its website and notify all participants. The organizers may also create rules, which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.

I agree to the above rules, terms and conditions. *
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