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The Challenge 

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Gray Matter Presents:

A social impact idea challenge 

Are you a #gmechanger?

Do you have a business idea to rebuild your community?

Here's your chance to win over $2,500 in prizes to get it started!

Applications are currently closed.

How to Enter


To enter the challenge, complete the Challenge Application form by no later than July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CST.


Each submission should include the following:



Individual & Team Requirements

  • Participants must be between ages 13 - 21 at the time of the submission deadline to apply.

  • Ideas may be submitted by individuals or by teams of no more than three (3) people. All team members must meet the eligibility requirements, and be identified by name and email address in the application materials.

  • Individuals are limited to submitting only one (1) independent entry, and teams are limited to submitting only one (1) team submission.

  • An individual who submits their own independent entry can also contribute to a team entry. However, individuals may not be part of more than two (2) entries per challenge (e.g. one individual entry & one team entry).


Submission Requirements


  • All submission information must be submitted in English.

  • Each submission & presentation represents an original work that has been created by the team members applying.

  • Recorded video submissions should be limited to three (3) minutes. Participants are free to use their creativity as they see fit to best portray their concept, as well as incorporating prototypes, images, sounds, motion graphics, etc. into their videos.

  • A challenge entry constitutes an agreement to adhere to the rules, terms and conditions set forth by The Gray Matter Experience.

  • Submissions/presentations do not disclose any third-party intellectual property or violate any existing copyright protections.

  • The materials and information submitted via application form are considered final.

  • Incomplete submissions and/or submissions that do not adhere to all challenge rules, terms, conditions and judging criteria may be penalized and excluded from judging.

If you have any questions about this challenge, please 

The Gray Matter Experience.

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