By World Food Program estimates, around 800 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That is one out of every nine people alive on earth.
On another side of the coin,everyday there are millions of tons of food being thrown away as wastes. Typically from hotels, hospitals, restaurants, aeroplanes, airports and even at our own homes.
Lets create an app for smartphones, that connect people in need to people who wants to contribute food? Sort of like the Uber for food giving.
This could lead to a world coming together in a collaborative effort to provide food and nurture for each other.
The Challenge Breakthrough
Abundance of food available for all of humanity.
If Not YOU, Then Who? If Not NOW, Then When?
I invite your participation in these 3 ways; you can participate in one way, in a couple, or in all 3 ways.
Firstly, if you are a good app coder or you have a group of friends who code, you can join the contest, and create this history-in-the-making together. The first prize winner gets 100,000 USD.
Secondly, you see that, by giving money, you can help in realizing this endeavor. Relishing yourself with the profound pride and joy you shared, that together with other human beings, you are making a difference in making the world of abundance a reality. You can donate as much as you are comfortable with, or you can go all out and contribute until your heart is content.
Or Thirdly, this issue could be something that is near and dear to you, and you want to share it, you want to be a brand ambassador for it, I invite you to share it to as many people as possible, so that we as a world, together can come and resolve this issue once an d for all.
BEYOND PRIZE MONEY
“The Food For Life Project” is much more than an opportunity to win cash. This is your chance to build an app that would make an everlasting impact to humanity.
You would be recognized as the person/group to make it happen, bringing about a new era that people do not have to be constraint by hunger in their daily living. Think about what that would make possible for the world….
“The Food For Life Project” would be culminate in an award acknowledgement ceremony on the 11th of February 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event would be sponsored by the relevant agency of the government of Thailand.
In the same event, about 5,000 people who want to share food would use the app to install and educate it to people who wants to request for food, which would culminate as the inception for the usage of the app.
The crowd funding phase starts on the 1st of August and ends on the 13th of September. The amount to be funded is 300,000 USD
If you are the cool, app coders, we invite you to submit your ideas (and by the way, you can merge your ideas with friends who are also competing and collaborate with each other), by the 10th of November.
On the 17th of November, the finalists will be announced, which would begin the process of building the app till the 10th of December 2016. The finalists’ apps would be dowloaded by the community and tested till the 20th January 2017. The announcement of 3 winners would be done on the 21st of January 2017. The acknowledgement ceremony in Bangkok Thailand is held on 11th of February 2017.
See Timeline for more details.
What You Can You Do Right Now
As the app is use for connecting the people who are in need of food to the people who wants to share food, it is critical to have this as a back ground mindset in creating the app. Some of the important elements are listed below:
2 Distinct phases of the app creation campaign .
The app campaign has two distinct phases
In the idea creation phase, ideas can be submitted by written text, recorded voice message file or recorded video. The invidual/team must have atleast one person in the team who is competent at coding app. Competing teams can merge thier ideas to become one team. Some things to keep in mind while creating the ideas for the app is ease-of-use, simplicity and out of the box thinking. The community voting for the ideas would want to be in the shoes of the real users to see if the idea(s), once deployable as the app, how would it look like, how would it feel, how easy for it to be use and understood. The idea creation phase on Nov' 16th 2016
App creation phase. Once the finalists are selected by the community and approved by the Food For Life Team, they start building their app and submit them by 15th of December 2016.
Who Can Participate
The Challenge is open to competitors worldwide. The Prize is open to all individuals, age 18 or older, private teams, public teams, and collegiate teams. Individual competitors and teams may originate from any country. To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of Food For Life Project as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement, which is available upon registration. At least one member of the team should be competent at coding.
Registration and Submissions
All innovators and teams must be registered prior to submitting an entry. Submissions must be received on or before Nov 10th 11:59 pm ICT. No late submissions will be accepted.
Submissions must be made in English. All prize-related communication will be in English.
Submissions must be made online (only), via the online submission form, which is made available to registered competitors.
Number of Submissions per Participant/Team
Participating individuals or teams may submit one entry only, under which can have many ideas.
For the purpose of this competition, you as an individual or organization may work in collaboration with other entities as a team..
Phase I – Selection of Finalists
From the pool of applicants that submit ideas to The Food For Life Project, 10 Finalists will be selected and announced on Nov 17th 2016 on The Food For Life website.
The finalists will be selected by voting of the community based on the ideas
Please note that The Food For Life Project organizers reserves the right to alter the number of Finalists as necessary, based on factors such as how many applications were submitted, and assessment of technical feasibility given the timeframe for development.
The following criteria must be met to be considered a candidate for selection as a Finalist and advancement to Phase II.
PROCESS TO DETERMINE FINALISTS
The selection of the Finalists (assuming all qualification criteria are met) will consist of the following selection criteria (subject to change):
Below are additional evaluation criteria that will be considered by The Food For Life Team:
NEXT STEPS FOR FINALISTS
All 10 Finalists selected and announced will be eligible for award money allocated as part of Phase II. The Finalists will have until December 15th, 2016 - approximately 4 weeks - to build and deploy their app for voting by the community and approved by the Food For Life Team. Finalists will build a complete, executable app that can be executable on both android and IOS platforms.
The selected apps will be open to the community and the public for downloads to be use and tested in reality for workability.
Phase II – Selection of Winners
The voting/approval will take place from December 20th 2016 (good time to test the app during the giving seasons of Christmas and New Year) through to January 20th 2017, and will include only the 10 Finalists selected from the pool of applicants. Community should take these factors into account for the final application (see below) and do the voting accordingly. After that The Food For Life Team would, as well, take the factors into account and the weight of the votes for a particular applicant and announce the 3 final winners on January 21st, 2017. The first prize winner gets 100,000 USD. The runnersup and third place would get acknowledgement prizes. All 3 winners would be flown to Bangkok, Thailand with expenses paid for a stay of one week.
The following criteria must be met to be considered for an award during the voting stage of The Food for Life Project challenge: