Haley Lepp | April 27, 2015
Global Futures Contest: The End of World Poverty
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Global Futures essay and multimedia 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 Lepp
- Third 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 to 1,000 word essay, two to three minute video, or piece of artwork and accompanying commentary. Submit your response, a short biography, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. 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:
- The creativity and originality of the ideas presented
- The clarity and organization of the message
- The author’s demonstrated grasp of challenges and potential solutions around poverty reduction
Jordan Greene | April 27, 2015
Ademola Adekunbi | April 25, 2015
Chapa Perera | April 25, 2015