Requirements & Application Process
- What problem are you trying to solve?
- How will your innovation/idea solve that problem?
- Who will be impacted by this idea (students, school, district)?
- How will you use the money to support your idea?
- Must be no longer than two minutes;
- Must be the original work product of the educator, school leader, or district, and may not contain any third-party material unless the organization has obtained all necessary rights to use that material;
- Must not have been previously entered into any other video contest, regardless of previous contest outcome, or published in any medium;
- Will not be reviewed for production quality – your video can be as simple as a person narrating in front of a wall – but please make sure both the audio and visual quality are clear enough for your proposal to be easily understood.
- Any video submissions can be used by Colorado Succeeds and 9NEWS for promotion of this event and/or future events.
Process for Selecting a Winner:
- Video pitches will be reviewed by a selection committee of education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Colorado. The committee will identify finalists for a live-pitching event in Denver.
- You must be available to attend the live-pitching event on September 18th, in person or virtually, to be eligible to win.
- During the live-pitch, finalists will need to present their two-minute pitch to a panel of experts for Q&A and feedback. All pitches and feedback will be recorded by Colorado Succeeds.
- Three finalists will be selected, notified, and celebrated at The Succeeds Prize in Denver on October 3, 2017.
- One winner will be awarded a cash prize of $15,000 at The Succeeds Prize.
- Finalists and winners will be asked to participate in storytelling and a professional development campaign to highlight their work throughout 2017-2018.
For questions and technical support, contact Matt Majeune-Fagan.
Submission Form – Applications due by September 1st
The Succeeds Prize
Recognizing Education Innovators and Impact Makers