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Making for Good Challenge

Prizes to USA High School Student Teams for Projects
that Address Societal and Environmental Issues

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Foundation / Corporation

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Innovation Generation, Stanley Black and Decker, and Discovery Education

Deadline Date:

01/28/21 8:00 PM ET

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Prizes to USA high school students or student teams to solve societal or environmental issues. Participating teams of students in grades 9 through 12 will develop original product design blueprints to produce products that solve societal or environmental needs. Individual students or student teams must create original entry videos to enter the contest.

Brief Contest Description: Each eligible Student will have the opportunity to create an original entry video in accordance with the Challenge, either as an individual or as part of a team of 2-4 Students (each such team of Students, a “Team”).

The Challenge

Students/Teams will create an original unique product design blueprint that solves a need in one of following two entry topic areas:

1. Societal Needs (such as: healthcare, safety, transportation, disaster resilience, infrastructure, security [i.e. cameras and monitoring], employment, automation of routine tasks, elderly care, childcare, education, nutrition, physical health); or

2. Environmental Needs (such as: coastal shoreline restoration, green infrastructure, carbon footprint reduction, clean air and water, drinking water access, recycling, sustainable power sources, sustainable transportation, up-cycling, improved materials and energy efficiency, smart cities).

Students/Teams will then create an original entry video of 60 to 90 seconds in length (based on the Student/Team’s own original idea) which should:

  1. Explain the problem and need they are addressing;
  2. Explain the solution they developed;
  3. Explain how they used the engineering design process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Test, Improve) and showcase each step they completed; and
  4. Explain how they plan to execute any unfinished steps in the future (i.e. physical or digital prototype development and testing).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185075

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Prizes:
The following prizes will be made available:

-One (1) Grand Prize: a $15,000 prize to be awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner (or if won by a Team, to be divided equally between Team members and awarded in the form of checks made payable to the winning Team members), and a STANLEY prize pack consisting of a tool box and hand tools selected by STANLEY with a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $97 for each Student associated with the applicable entry. The total ARV of the Grand Prize ARV is $15,097 - $15,388, depending on the number of prize packs awarded.

-One (1) Second Prize: a $10,000 prize to be awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner (or if won by a Team, to be divided equally between Team members and awarded in the form of checks made payable to the winning Team members), and a STANLEY prize pack consisting of a tool box and hand tools selected by STANLEY with a total ARV of $97 for each Student associated with the applicable entry. The total Second Prize ARV is $10,097 - $10,388, depending on the number of prize packs awarded.

-One (1) Third Prize: a $5,000 prize to be awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner (or if won by a Team, to be divided equally between Team members and awarded in the form of checks made payable to the winning Team members), and a STANLEY prize pack consisting of a tool box and hand tools selected by STANLEY with a total ARV of $97 for each Student associated with the applicable entry. The total Third Prize ARV is $5,097 - $5,388, depending on the number of prize packs awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: The Making for Good Challenge 2021 (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (the “Eligibility Area”) who are at least thirteen (13) years of age and are students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located within the Eligibility Area, at the time of entry and when prizes are awarded (each such eligible participant, a “Student”).

Employees, officers and directors of Discovery Education, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its promotional partner Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (“Stanley”), Promotion Mechanics, Inc. (“Administrator”), their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotional suppliers (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, regardless of where they live) and members of the same households (whether related or not) are not eligible. Sponsor’s determinations of eligibility are final and may be made at any time. Void outside the Eligibility Area and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Pre-Application Information:

Contest Timing
-Entry “Submission Period”: The entry Submission Period begins at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 15, 2020 and ends at 8:00 PM ET on January 28, 2021.
-Judging: On or before March 1, 2021, eligible entries will be judged by the Sponsor’s designated judges in accordance with the judging criteria set forth in Section 9 below, to determine the winners.
-Winner Announcement: The winners will be announced at the Website in the Spring of 2021.

The Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Submission Period and/or change the timing of the subsequent dates, in its sole discretion. If such changes are made, the new timing will be noted at the Website and in these Official Rules.

To Register: First, each Student must obtain permission from his/her Parent to participate in the Contest. Next, Students participating as a Team must name one Student as the “Student Team Leader” for the Team. Then, during the Submission Period, the Parent of the Student (if participating as an individual) or the Parent of the Student Team Leader (if participating as a Team) must register the Student/Team for the Contest by visiting the Website www.Innovation-Gen.com and following the onscreen directions to complete the Parental Consent Form and register the Student/Team.

-Once the Parent has completed this registration process, the Student/Student Team Leader may use his/her username and password in order to submit the Student’s or Team’s video link and complete the entry process as described in Sections 7 and 8, no later than 8:00 PM ET on January 28, 2021.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per Team. Entries received in excess of this limit will be void. A Student may only participate in the Contest as part of one (1) Team.

Challenge topics: https://www.innovation-gen.com/student-challenge/challenge-topics
Challenge resources: https://www.innovation-gen.com/student-challenge/challenge-resources
FAQs: https://www.innovation-gen.com/student-challenge/frequently-asked-questions

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To enter the contest: https://www.innovation-gen.com/user/register?destination=/competition/making_for_good_challenge/enter

Discovery Education
Toll-free Phone:1-800-323-9084
Fax:1-855-495-6542
Email: Education_Info@DiscoveryEd.com

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