Enter the CHASING GENIUS: UNLIMITED INNOVATION challenge and you could win $25,000 to turn your idea into a catalyst for change in the world Read Overview...

At National Geographic, we believe transformational ideas

can come from anywhere. From anyone.


National Geographic’s CHASING GENIUS – a digital community designed to inspire, ignite, and enable the genius inside each of us – is back with the UNLIMITED INNOVATION challenge!


From delivering healthcare to saving the planet, our devices and the networks that power them carry unlimited potential to address global issues. With the CHASING GENIUS: UNLIMITED INNOVATION challenge, we invite you to again share your spark of genius for the chance to win $25,000 to further your idea. This time, the theme is connectivity and the ways it can be used to improve our world.


Voting is open!

View ideas from CHASING GENIUS: UNLIMITED INNOVATION finalists and vote daily for your favorites, now through March 20. The winner will receive $25,000 to take their idea further.



Please note: Geniuses around the world are invited to share their CHASING GENIUS ideas, regardless of where they live. However, you must be a resident of the fifty (50) U.S. States or the District of Columbia at time of entry to be eligible for the prize. National Geographic hopes to expand the eligibility to include a more international community as the platform evolves and ultimately make it a global platform. Please see the Challenge Rules and FAQ for complete eligibility requirements.

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