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Requirements & Application Process

Critical Components:

  • 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?

Technical Details:

  • 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

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The Succeeds Prize

Recognizing Education Innovators and Impact Makers