Call For Proposals
INITIAL PROPOSAL CRITERIA
Proposals will be judged based on identifying and demonstrating a deep understanding of a language based challenge in the candidates’ community and a high-level summary of a proposed solution.
Not to worry - all finalists will be assisted in refining and revising their solutions at the Finalist Interviews.
Proposals will be judged based on how well they:
Identify a community language challenge and convey a deep understanding of that issue
Identify a proposed idea for solving that challenge
Demonstrate an understanding of the people/users in the community
Focus on meaningful community connections and consultation
Identify the benefits the solution will bring to the community
Proposals will be accepted via the Google Form in multiple formats.
Ideas may include:
Visual display of challenge & solution
Instagram Story (be sure to tag us - @audreyprize)
[Insert your own creative idea here!]
Proposal submissions can be made from March 16 - April 14, 2023.
Successful candidates will be notified on May 5, 2023 and will be invited to participate in the Audrey Wearn Language Prize Virtual 1:1 Finalist Interviews the week of May 15, 2023.
If selected, finalists will be expected to attend a virtual 1:1 Interview with members of the Future Design School team to help refine and develop their proposed solution before the final panel pitch.
Based on feedback from the interview, finalists will be judged based on how well they:
Iterate upon their ideas based on feedback from the interview phase
Develop a detailed budget & implementation plan for their proposed solution
Conduct primary or secondary research with their target community
Outline the feasibility and scalability of their solution
Demonstrate enthusiasm and engagement with judges and other participants
Please submit your proposal directly through the form linked below. Proposal submission closes April 14, 2023.
Click here for a downloadable application checklist to ensure you're all set to apply!
Note: If you have trouble accessing the submission form for any reason, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF version.
Conditions of Entry
Candidates must be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or those residing in Sovereign Nations within the borders of what is currently recognized as Canada and be age 16+ as of January 1, 2023.
Finalists will be selected on the basis of exceptional promise for community impact. Our selection committee will evaluate the candidates based on the judging criteria.
USE OF PRIZE GRANT
The award recipients will receive $10,000 towards implementing an actionable solution to their community challenge.