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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 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

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.

Members of the CHASING GENIUS Council helped to choose three winners, one in each category, and the community chose the People’s Choice. The four winners received $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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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

FOUR GENIUS IDEAS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO WIN $25,000 EACH. WINNERS CAN NOW FURTHER THEIR IDEAS AND TURN THEM INTO CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE IN THE WORLD.

In the first CHASING GENIUS Challenge, we asked the CHASING GENIUS community to share their ideas around three critical issues that impact citizens around the world. View the winning ideas and explore all video submissions below.

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.