Unilab's Ideas Positive 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011 jeffrey 0 Comments

Unilab Ideas Positive is Unilab's way of giving back to the community by helping paint a healthier future through the youth. Every year, they hold a contest where college students can share their innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas addressing the health and wellness concerns of the Philippines, one community at a time. Last year, Team BIGGKAS from University of Asia and the Pacific won with their proposed project which aims to focus on malnutrition among children of Bgy. San Joaquin, Pasig City through a hydrophonics gardening project. Unilab Ideas Positive is now on its second year, and with this comes another batch of young minds with new ideas, and new strategies on how to transform the Philippines into a healthier nation. There will be an intensive three-day clinic about social marketing approaches to prepare the students for the bigger challenge of implementing their plans. Unilab is providing a total of P250,000 seed money to jumpstart the winning student groups' social marketing projects. A total cash prize of P95,000 for the winning student groups and faculty coaches is also at stake. Let us all work together to promote this advocacy, gain more youth involvement, and create positive change in communities.

Contest Requirements:
  • College students in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal Quezon) and CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela)
  • A group of at least 5 members
  • Group composition can be interdisciplinary but must come from the same university
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Present an idea for a plan to address a health and wellness need, problem or opportunity for a community of your choice
  2. Project Categories
    • Hygiene and Sanitation
    • Nutrition
    • Disease prevention and intervention
    • Environment Care and Protection
  3. Log on to www.ideaspositive.com
  4. Complete the application process by filling out the registration form and answering the entry submission questions
  5. Plan Guidelines
    • Should be innovative, providing a fresh approach to address the chosen community's need/s and problem/s
    • Should not be an existing social marketing effort or scaled-down version of an existing initiative
    • Must be sustainable (extendable beyond one-time implementation)
    • Must harness the Bayanihan or community spirit in the chosen community
    • Project implementation should be flexible within a P75,000 to P100,000 budget
    • Implementation must take place between October 2011 to May 2012
    • Project beneficiary of each entry should be a local community within Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, or CALABARZON
  6. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • July 18 - Deadline for submission of entries
  • July 28 - Announcement of 10 semi-finalist groups
  • Aug 12,13, 20 - Three-day social marketing bootcamp
  • September 9 - Announcement of finalists
  • September 17 - Finals / Announcement of Winners
Contest Prize:
  • Grand Prize - One (1) team will receive
    • P100,000 seed money for the implementation of the project
    • P50,000 cash prize for the group members
    • P10,000 honorarium for the group mentor/faculty coach
    • Ideas Positive Winners' trophy for the school
  • Runners-Up Prizes - Two (2) teams will receive
    • P75,000 seed money for the implementation of their project
    • P30,000 cash prize for the group members
    • P5,000 honorarium for the group mentor/faculty coach
    • Ideas Positive Winners' trophy for the school
  • Consolation Prizes - Each member of the finalist groups will receive an Ideas Positive medal and a special Unilab gift pack
  • No entry fee
  • Initiating a positive change by joining
  • Online submission
  • Develop and implement your project
  • School names and symbols will not be included in the entry to avoid judging biases
  • Time consuming but worth the effort
For more information, log on to ideaspositive.com or visit their page at facebook.com/Unilab.IdeasPositive