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CHASING GENIUS

Matt Trivett,
National Geographic Your Shot

ONE IDEA CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. LET IT BE YOURS.

At National Geographic, we believe transformational ideas can come from anywhere. From anyone. That’s why we created CHASING GENIUS, a new digital community designed to inspire, ignite, and enable the genius inside each of us. Explore your curiosities, share your stories, and turn your ideas into a catalysts for change in the world.

We listened to what you said you cared about most — making our planet more sustainable, addressing growing needs for improving global health, and ensuring we will be able to feed nine billion people by mid-century — and chose three critical issues for the kickoff CHASING GENIUS Challenge.

AMISH JAIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

To find out if your idea is a spark of genius, create a one-minute video describing your CHASING GENIUS idea and the solution it provides. Your idea will be evaluated on the following criteria: innovation, creativity, viability, and inspiration.

In the first CHASING GENIUS, we asked participants to create a one-minute video describing their CHASING GENIUS idea and the solution it provided. We evaluated each idea on the following criteria: innovation, creativity, viability, and inspiration.

We are currently reviewing ideas submitted by the CHASING GENIUS community and selecting finalists—four of whom will receive $25,000 each to take their ideas further.

Together we can make the world a better place. Genius lives in all of us.

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THANKS FOR YOUR IDEAS

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED the CHASING GENIUS Challenge. FOUR PEOPLE WILL WIN $25,000 EACH TO FURTHER THEIR IDEAS AND TURN THEM INTO CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE IN THE WORLD.

For the first CHASING GENIUS Challenge, we solicited ideas around three critical issues—and you responded.
Explore video submissions in each category below. We are currently reviewing ideas and selecting finalists, so remember to come back and vote starting September 1st.

CHALLENGE STATUS

1
May 9, 2017
Challenge announced
2
Jun 1, 2017
Submissions open
3
Aug 15, 2017
Submissions Close
4
Sep 1, 2017
Voting Opens
5
Sep 15, 2017
Winners announced
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INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

Feel the passion behind these remarkable stories and become inspired to unleash your genius. With CHASING GENIUS, the next inspirational story could be yours.