Google is running a new series of its Impact Challenges in Australia, the UK, US Bay Area, Brazil and India. The annual competition asks local nonprofits to submit their innovative ideas on how to improve the world, and provides funding to implement the winning projects selected by the global public.
At the moment, the contest is rolling out in its different phases in the UK and Australia: it’s already a voting period for British finalists, and Australian participants are at the very start and are asked to submit their projects.
There are ten finalists of the UK competition ranging from smart glasses for people with sight loss to peer-to-peer communication service for farmers, to online platform for divorced parents, and an app empowering people to manage their social care.
Every person can vote online for up to four contestants until July 30, with the winner to be announced on July 31. The people’s choice will receive £500,000 as well as the rest three winning nonprofits selected by the judges. The 2013 winners are celebrated in a 1-minute spot developed by adam&eveDDB.
In Australia, the participants of the Impact Challenges will have a week to submit their project. Public voting will start on October 1, with the winners to be announced on October 14.