CHASING GENIUS

THE CHALLENGE

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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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How it Works

View Ideas

Submissions are now closed. View the ideas submitted to the CHASING GENIUS Challenge, and like and comment on your favorites.

Vote

Starting on September 1, you can vote for your favorite ideas once per day. A People’s Choice winner will be decided from website votes alone, so be sure to vote daily and share on social media.

Winners Selected

On September 16, National Geographic will announce the four winning ideas. Each will receive $25,000 to turn their spark of genius into a catalyst for change in the world.

VOTING BEGINS SOON

Beginning September 1st, you can vote for your favorite ideas. The four winning entries will receive $25,000 each to further their ideas. Explore the CHASING GENIUS ideas now.