Women’s Sports Projects: GameChangers Competition

Posted by on January 26, 2009

Nike and Changemakers Invite Women’s Sports Projects for GameChangers Competition
Deadline: February 11, 2009

Nike (http://www.nikebiz.com/responsibility/) and Ashoka’s Changemakers (http://changemakers.net/) have partnered to launch “GameChangers: Change the Game for Women in Sport,” an online competition designed to focus attention on the challenges facing women in sport today and identify the most innovative solutions to them. The competition invites entries of ideas that leverage sport for positive social change in the lives of girls and women.

A program of Ashoka (http://ashoka.org/), the Changemakers.net  Web site provides an online, interactive forum that encourages collaboration and discussion, along with competition, to identify and strengthen the most effective ideas.

The competition is open to individuals and all types of organizations and entities (charitable, private, or public) from all countries. The competition will consider all entries that reflect the theme of “Change the Game for Women in Sport.” The scope of the competition is to identify innovative solutions that use sport to improve community, accelerate development, and drive social change. Submitted projects should, at a minimum, be at the demonstration stage and be able to show indications of success. While the program supports new ideas at every stage and encourages their entry, the competition judges are only able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated proof of impact, even if only on a small scale.

Following the submission of entries, members of the public will be invited to vote for three winners from the approximately twelve finalists who will be selected by a panel of judges. The three finalists will each receive a cash prize of $5,000.

Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete program guidelines.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016373/sportforchange

For additional RFPs in Athletics/Sports, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_athletics.jhtml

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