The Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the Health x Design: Building Health into Everyday Life
This Challenge engages those in the health care community working on these issues, as well as new players from other industries, such as human-centered design and digital tech, to envision solutions that reshape everyday life to be healthier by default.
Submission Dates: June 1, 2019 8:30 a.m., Eastern daylight time (e.d.t.) through August 31, 2019 11:59 p.m., e.d.t.
Judging Dates: September 1 through October 15, 2019
Winners Announced: October 16, 2019
For Further Information Contact
Kathryn Hautanen, Director, Center for Health Experience Design
179 Lincoln St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (510) 637-8278
BackgroundThe focus of this design challenge is to imagine how, in the near future, we might use technology to make health an integral part of our daily routines.
Many attempts to encourage healthy lifestyles rely on prompting people to make healthy decisions in the moment while doing nothing to address the underlying infrastructure, norms, and culture that guide our behavior. For example, a FitBit might prompt us to take more steps, but it doesn’t touch the transportation infrastructure that makes commuting by car the default choice.
Our environment has made it hard to be healthy, and our health care system can’t keep up. The United States spends far more on health care than any country in the world and yet, in terms of health outcomes, we achieve dismal results. We seek solutions that improve health, not just by focusing on health care and medicine, but also by taking a new look at the fundamentals of our everyday lives.
How might we design the systems we use every day to yield health instead of sickness? Building health into our everyday lives means using design and technology to reshape how we eat, sleep, move from place to place, socialize, and entertain ourselves so that everyone can lead healthier lives by default.
Eligibility Rules for Participating in the CompetitionThe Challenge is open to any contestant, defined as (1) a business or non-profit entity or (2) an individual or team of no more than 5 U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. All individual members of a team must meet the eligibility requirements.
To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity—
(1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition
(2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this Notice and the rules for participants referenced herein below
(3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
(5) May not be employees of Mad*Pow, Health 2.0 Advocates. the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, judges of the Challenge, or any other party involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Challenge or their immediate family (spouse, parents or step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children).
(6) May not be the trustees, directors, shareholders, employees, clients (with respect to Mad*Pow only), contractors, agents, representatives and affiliates of Health 2.0 Advocates. the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mad*Pow and any entity associated with the funding, administration, judging, or processing of the Challenge and the members of the immediate family which includes a person’s spouse/domestic partner and the parents, siblings, children and grandchildren of the person and his or her spouse/domestic partner.
By entering, each contestant agrees to:
(a) Comply with, and be bound by, these official rules and the decisions of the Challenge and judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Challenge; Contestants who are determined at any time to have violated the eligibility criteria will be disqualified from the Challenge.
Registration Process for ParticipantsThe entry period for the Challenge will begin as stated in the DATES section of this notice. Contestants can enter the Challenge by visiting the Challenge Website at, http://centerhxd.com/collaborations/rwjf-design-challenge viewing official challenge rules and guidelines, and registering a submission by submitting the Official Entry Form according to the instructions posted on the Challenge Website. Each Submission entered into the Challenge must meet the “Submission Requirements” (any submission that, in the Challenge Judges’ sole discretion, violates submission criteria will be disqualified). Once a submission is made, a team is prohibited from making any changes or alterations to the product described in its submission until the evaluation of the entries is completed.
Amount of the PrizeTwo winning contestants will be selected for the following prizes:
Prize 1 –$5000: Target behaviors
Prize 2 –$5000: Redesign the system with technology
Payment of the PrizePrizes awarded under this competition will be paid by check and may be subject to federal income taxes.
Basis upon Which the Winners Will Be SelectedThe entries will be judged by Mad*Pow leadership and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with consideration of input from an advisory panel of individuals. Judges will be fair and impartial, may not have a personal or financial interest in, or be an employee, officer, director, or agent of, any entity that is a registered participant in the competition, and may not have a familial or financial relationship with an individual who is a registered contestant. Judges will be named after the Challenge begins. The details of the judging criteria are provided on the Challenge Website: http://centerhxd.com/collaborations/rwjf-design-challenge
Each contestant, by submitting any design, irrevocably grants to Mad*Pow and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, and display such design in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, meamericandia or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional, marketing, educational, training and other public health purposes consistent with Mad*Pow’s and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s mission and without further compensation to the contestant or any other person or entity. For clarity, each contestant’s design and all rights, including intellectual property rights, title, and interest therein and thereto lie exclusively with each contestant. There is no agreement of sale, and no title, interest, or intellectual property rights or other ownership of the design are transferred per the official rules of the Challenge, except as explicitly stated here. Mad*Pow shall not be responsible for mediating disputes that arise relating to intellectual property ownership.
Upon submission, contestants warrant that they are the sole author and owner of the Challenge Submission, and that the submission completely originates with the contestant, that it does not infringe upon any copyright or any other rights of any third party of which contestant(s) is aware, and is free of malware.
Compliance with Rules and Contacting Contest WinnersContest winners must comply with all terms and conditions of the official rules; winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements herein. The initial finalists will be notified by email, telephone, or mail after the date of the judging. Awards may be subject to federal income taxes, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health 2.0 Advocates will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.
PrivacyIf contestants choose to provide Mad*Pow, Health 2.0 Advocates or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with personal information by registering or filling out the submission form through the Challenge Website, that information is used to respond to contestants in matters regarding their submission, announcements of entrants, finalists, and winners of the contest. Information is not collected for commercial marketing. Winners are permitted to cite that they won this Challenge.
General ConditionsMad*Pow reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Challenge, or any part of it, for any reason, at Mad*Pow’s sole discretion.
Participation in this contest constitutes contestants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by the official rules found here.
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