Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Do Something Awards..get the Word out.
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved - James Brown
The Do Something Awards
celebrating and empowering the most outstanding young world-changers...
* Have you identified a social problem and done something about it?
* Have you created measurable change that has tangibly improved the lives of people in your community?
* Are you 25 or under?
If you’ve answered YES, to these questions, you have a shot at $100k.
Since 1996, Do Something has honored the nation’s best young world-changers. Do Something Award Winners represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause, or issue and are rewarded with a huge community grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something.
In 2007, The BR!CK Awards became the FIRST EVER televised award show about making the world better. Millions watched it on The CW and it was a critical success. Click here to see some of the show.
In 2008, The BR!CK Awards were renamed the Do Something Awards and became the first non-celebrity category of the Teen Choice Awards. There were 9 nominees in the category. Online voting determined the grand prize winner. Each of them received $10,000 for their project and 19 year old Chad Bullock won a whopping $100,000. Scarlett Johansson presented The Do Something Award. Check out the video below.
Five winners will receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. Of those 5 winners, 1 will be selected as the grand prize Do Something Award winner. That grand prize Do Something Award winner receives a total of $100,000 in community grants. The Do Something Award community grant money is paid directly to the not-for-profit of the winner’s choice.
All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total money awarded in the form of a educational scholarship.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Do Something Award applications go through two stages. First, the Do Something Award Academy (comprised of former winners) reads through all of the applications and selects the finalists. The Do Something Award finalists are flown to New York City, where representatives from the Do Something Award Selection Committee interview the finalists face-to-face. The 5 Do Something Award winners are announced shortly thereafter in Spring 2009. The grand prize winner will be announced in Summer 2009.
For more info check out The Do Something Awards