We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Global Futures essay and multi-media contest. We received entries from six continents addressing the question: Imagine it is the year 2030 and we have successfully achieved the World Bank’s goal of eradicating extreme poverty. How did we manage to achieve this? What was a key obstacle we overcame along the way?
First Place: Empowering the Poor to Eliminate Poverty
, Jordan Greene
Second Place: Closing the Digital Divide
, Haley LeppThird Place: The Journey Toward Zero Extreme Poverty
, Chapa Perera
Honorable Mention: Agriculture: A Path to Extreme Poverty Reduction
, Ademola Adekunbi
Guidelines: Provide a response to the above
questions in the form of a 750-1,000 word essay, 2-3 minute video, or piece of
artwork and accompanying commentary. Submit your response, a short biography,
and contact information to email@example.com by 11:59pm EDT on April 14, 2015.
Eligibility: The contest is open to enrolled
students at higher education institutions worldwide.
Awards: Three top awards of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be announced on Earth
Day, April 22, 2015. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published
on the Georgetown Global Futures website.
Evaluation: A panel of Georgetown faculty and
students will select the winning entries based on:
creativity and originality of the ideas presented
clarity and organization of the message
author’s demonstrated grasp of challenges and potential solutions around