Call for Entries, Compassion and Technology Contest, The Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education – Stanford University
Compassion and Technology Contest
- for more info see http://ccare.stanford.edu/uncategorized/compassion-and-technology-c…
CCARE Presents the Compassion and Technology Contest: Accepting Applications through October 21, 2013
The Compassion and Technology Contest is a call for innovators, engineers and designers to present a technology design or product that will help people learn, practice, and/or improve one or more of the following qualities: compassion, empathy, social-connectedness and altruism. Finalists will be invited to present their design before contest judges at the Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford University on December 6, 2013, where the top three winning designs will be determined. Additionally, ten runner-ups (non-finalists) will be invited to attend the conference complimentary and present their ideas during a break-out session.
The 1440 Foundation and CCARE, in partnership with The Dalai Lama Foundation, will award a 1440-CCARE Award to the top three finalists. The awards (one $10,000 and two $5,000) are cash prizes intended for the development of the winners’ products. Additionally, the winners will receive a one-hour consultation from the operating partner of The Bridge Builder Collaborative and the opportunity to meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during his visit to the Bay Area in February 2014.
- Help people learn, practice, improve, and share one or more of the following qualities: compassion, empathy, social connectedness, altruism
- Use technology (broadly defined as tools, apps, social media, etc.) to effectively reach a wide audience and increase the scalability of your idea
- Apply to one or more of the following areas: learning, practicing, increasing, and spreading compassion
E.g. A “Compassion Gymnasium” – a website using knowledge from compassion science to help “build compassion muscles” for users; compassion education apps; compassion-inducing video games
- Be easy to use, so that people without technology expertise can easily access and use it
- Be scalable, sustainable and financially viable
- Individuals 18 years or older, teams of individuals 18 years or older, and US public charities (with 501c3 non-profit status) are eligible to apply. UPDATE 9/19/13: For-profit organizations are now also eligible to apply. Due to updates in the contest award mechanism, the contest no longer restricts organizations to have non-profit status.
- REVISED as of 8/26/13: The contest is now able to accept foreign applicants. It is no longer required to be a US citizen or US legal resident to apply.
- More than one application may be submitted per person/team/charity, as long as the ideas are distinctly different.
- Applicants must pay a $50 application fee for each application submitted. These fees help cover costs incurred to administer review applications.
- Applicants must be able to present their ideas publicly through a two-minute video clip that will be posted on CCARE’s Compassion and Technology Contest Facebook page and made available for public voting through the Facebook page.
- If selected as a finalist, Applicants must be available to attend the Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford University on December 6, 2013 and present their ideas before judges and the audience. For teams or organizations, one individual must attend the conference and present.
Details and How to Apply
For detailed information, including FAQs, please visit CCARE’s Facebook page.
Applications to participate in the contest must be submitted through CCARE’s Facebook page and received by11:59 PM PST on October 21st, 2013.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)