Children’s Prize Foundation Announces Quarter-Million Dollar 2016 Competition

Global submissions to advance child survival will be accepted April 5
to May 14, 2016

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Africa–Today, the Children’s Prize Foundation announced the launch of its
annual competition focused on child survival. Are you ready to
implement a plan to save the lives of children under age five?
The
Children’s Prize invites individuals, teams and organizations from
around the globe to submit their proposals to reduce child mortality for
a chance to win $250,000 USD to save lives.

Each day, 16,000 of the world’s smallest citizens die before they reach
five years of age, and many of these losses are a result of conditions
that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable
interventions. The leading causes of under five deaths include preterm
birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, diarrhea, and malaria.
Malnutrition is linked to nearly 45 percent of child deaths. Proposal
submissions addressing these and all other causes of child mortality are
encouraged.

The Children’s Prize is a three-round contest that begins with an online
entry form. For the next six weeks, from April 5 to May 14, the
Foundation will be accepting entries globally. Applicants are expected
to include a science-based approach that will measure and evaluate the
impact of lives saved as proposed in their projects. This is a unique
opportunity to see your life-saving plan come to fruition through a
modern take on philanthropy.

“Our unique prize model allows us to unlock the full potential of
philanthropy by uniting the drive of human competition with the
connectivity of the information age. Philanthropy is about choice. The
choice to give and how to give. Philanthropy is also about possibility.
The possibility to significantly impact and change the course of a human
life. Gone are the days when you have to wonder if you’re effecting
change. Philanthropy today is different, it is evolving, and at our
fingertips is a new era of giving,” said Aleyda K. Mejia, executive
director.

The Round 1 entry form and all relevant competition information can be
found at www.childrensprize.org.
In order to be considered for the prize, all materials submitted must be
in English. A panel of expert judges will evaluate the strongest
proposals, and the winner, who will be announced on December 10, 2016,
will be awarded $250,000 USD to execute their proposed project.

About the Children’s Prize Foundation

The Children’s Prize Foundation administers the Children’s Prize,
which is a global contest that invests in proven child survival work. As
a novel philanthropic approach, we insist on a direct link to lives
saved for all children under five years of age. The initiative empowers
and unites the drive of human competition with the hyper-connectivity of
the information age. The Children’s Prize Foundation thinks like an
engineer, placing its strongest emphasis on efficiency and scientific
accuracy. Winners enter into a collaborative relationship with the
Children’s Prize to execute their vision. Founded in 2013 by Dr.
Ted Caplow, the team has grown, and the portfolio of projects includes
investments in Pakistan, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Angola and Sierra Leone.
For more information, please visit
www.childrensprize.org.

Contacts

The Children’s Prize Foundation
Stephanie Gregg, 727-710-1088
stephanie@childrensprize.org

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