Challenge rules and requirements
- You must be under the age of 27, winners will be required to provide proof of age.
- Your entry can be submitted by an individual, team or youth-led organizations.
- Only one entry per organization, team or individual.
- All Entries must be written in English.
- There is no maximum team size. Each applicant must assign at least one named team leader. If applicant teams include members under 18 years of age, those members are required to submit a Parent Consent Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- The organizers reserve the right to conduct an evaluation to ensure applicant’s eligibility with these challenge rules and any applicable challenge criteria.
- All entries must be submitted in the manner and format specified.
- All entries must be received by the stated deadline.
- All challenge prizes are not required to be awarded. The Judges shall have the right to determine, at their sole discretion, how many prizes to award, based on the Judging Criteria and any additional applicable challenge criteria.
- All prize award amounts must be used for further development and implementation of the winning Entry.
- Applicants chosen by the Judges for prize awards are required to sign a Prize Award Agreement in order to receive prizes. If the Prize Award Agreement is not signed and returned within 30 days the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be chosen based on the Judging Criteria.
- The Prize Award Agreement will require the winner(s) to use the award to further implement the winning entry and the Prize Award Agreement will allow the organizers to audit the winner(s) use of the award to verify compliance with the Prize Award Agreement.
- Participation in the challenge constitutes each Applicant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by these challenge rules. Any Applicant that does not comply with these Challenge Rules may be disqualified.
A jury of health and development professionals will evaluate the proposals and select winning proposals based on the following criteria:
- Relevance: Entries must be relevant to HIV, adolescents and young people.
- AYP-led: Entries are developed and clearly led by young people.
- AYP- focused: Entries should focus and demonstrate the ability to target and reach the most vulnerable, such as adolescent girls, young key populations, young persons with disabilities and other sub-groups.
- Innovative: Entries must demonstrate the use of innovative approaches to reach large numbers of adolescents and young people and may use innovative technologies for example, social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, mobile phones, games and other tech related platforms.
- Replicable: Entries should be replicable and adapted by others at low cost to ensure broader implementation and uptake as quickly as possible in similar settings.
- Scalable: Entries must demonstrate how they can be scaled beyond the pilot phase to large scale responses that can be implemented at greater/national scale.
- Sustainable: Entries must demonstrate how they are implementable in the longer term (beyond the lifecycle of prize funding of six months) using the resources that already exist or which can be incremental to existing service delivery.
- Measurable: Entries must be measurable in terms of impact on adolescents and young people’s lives.
- Cost-effective: Entries must provide an estimated cost to deliver the challenge targets and demonstrate affordability (low-cost or no-cost to the end users) within resource limited settings.
- Stigma-free: It must ensure privacy, demonstrate an ability to not perpetuate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and enhance active community participation.
- Achieving substantive change: Successful entries are expected to change the processes and other barriers that prevent adolescents and young people from participation and receiving the best care possible.