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The Children’s Prize is awarded to scientifically-minded individuals with a passion for global child health and a strong commitment to verify the impact of their work. Between 2013 and 2021, the Prize has awarded over $2,000,000.00 to such individuals and organizations across the globe.


In 2014, two projects were selected as case studies to strengthen the development and more accurately determine the impact of child mortality of a Prize focused on data and scientific proof. These case studies served as real-world scenarios to help us better understand what changes needed to be made in terms of data collection and analysis, and how the Prize could be refined to best address those needs. The Children’s Prize is a program of The Children’s Prize Foundation, a US 501c3 private not for profit foundation.

Criteria

Eligibility:

  • The Children’s Prize is open to anyone
  • Proposals will be accepted from non-profits (charities), for-profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older. However, the prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals

Evaluation Criteria:

Projects are evaluated on their:

  • Ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation and scalability of the intervention approach within global health
  • Feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate
  • Probability of success
  • Ease of verification
  • Inclusion of a process impact assessment

Application:

Application is basically a three-step process. The first step is to submit an entry form application detailing your project. This is reviewed and if your entry is selected for the next round, then an email invitation will be sent to you to complete a full Prize Plan application submission.

This is reviewed further and if your plan is selected for the next round, then a finalist email notification will be sent to you to participate in a required Question & Answer and Judging process.

Benefits

  • One winner will have the opportunity to enter into a $150,000 grant agreement

About Children's Prize

The Whole New World Foundation created the global, $1 million Children’s Prize in 2013 and Data for Life in 2014. Based in Miami, WNWF works closely with a major local science museum, academic medical, engineering, and science departments, and the local entrepreneurial community. All of the Foundation’s activities focus on engineering solutions to important problems.

Our model unites the power of human competition with the hyper-connectivity of the information age to crowd-source the most promising solutions to important challenges. Winners then enter into a collaborative relationship with us to execute their vision. While fostering innovation, the company thinks like an engineer, placing its strongest emphasis on efficiency and insisting on accurate and scientific estimates of impact before a project is advanced.