The PACT and UNAIDS’ iCount Competition 2016 – Win $15,000 and a trip to Finland

The PACT and UNAIDS’ iCount Competition 2016 – Win $15,000 and a trip to Finland

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The PACT and UNAIDS are now accepting entries for the iCount Competition. The competition aims at tracking data for HIV information & services for young people.

Are you interested in helping young people to take charge of their health?  Do you have the next big idea about how young people can share their own experiences and views in issues related to their health, sexual lives and identity? Join the iCount Competition hosted by The PACT, with support from UNAIDS. You could win $15,000, & be a thought leader in health.

iCount is a data platform for ACT! 2015. ACT 2015 is an initiative of the PACT – a coalition of youth organizations – working together to ensure the health, well-being and human rights of all young people.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize: $15,000 Cash Prize and funded participation to Helsinki, Finland for Slush 2016.
  • Honourable Mention (3): $2,000 cash prize

The PACT and UNAIDS will announce the 1st prize winner (15,000 USD) and 3 honorable mentions (2,000 USD each).

Eligibility

  • In order to be considered for prizes, submissions must be original software applications solely owned by the entrant(s).
  • Your pitch must include a tool that is:
  • simple & easy to use
  • targeted at young people with varying levels of literacy
  • interactive, engaging & motivating to use
  • address the 2 main objectives: which are 1) empowering young people to share their experiences through knowledge of sexual and reproductive health rights, services, education and build self confidence around these issues 2) using youth empowerment to lead the charge on ending the AIDS epidemic

They are looking for a tool that is/has:

  • Allows young people to share information access to and quality of services, sexuality education and real-life experiences with sexuality and their health
  • Simple, easy to use for young people with low literacy
  • Visually appealing
  • Interactive, engaging and motivating to use
  • Game component to assess knowledge
  • Adaptable to various countries, including language
  • Potential for peer support platform with youth data reporters
  • Easily transferrable data to the analysis software; enables feedback depending on peoples’ characteristics or comments (f.ex. can offer closest location for HIV testing, or health services)
  • Functionality to upload photos, such as of clinics/youth forums/events

Judging criteria

    • Quality of the idea including creativity and originality
    • Implementation of the idea including user experience, design and performance
    • Potential impact on the competition objectives which are 1) empowering young people to share their experiences(through meaningful interactiveness) and build self confidence around these issues 2) using youth empowerment to lead the charge on ending the AIDS epidemic

How to Enter

  • Submit a 3 minute video and a completed proposal (technical and financial) (See proposal guidelines here) to participate in the competition to [email protected] by 29 February 2016.
  • Submit a technological solution to address the above questions to [email protected] by 29 February 2016.

For more information, visit The Pact – iCount Competition.

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