Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward
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change the web netsquaredThe Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open!  Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit every day. "We want you to dream up a new tool to help people find and share actions. Any Web enabled device can become a place to connect with actions: your iPhone, news sites and blogs, Facebook & other social networks, or even in your own Web site!"

Learn more about the Challenge & participate!

How Change the Web Challenge Works

Social Actions is facilitating this challenge to encourage innovations for distributing opportunities to make a difference across the Internet and mobile devices. Through a NetSquared Community vote, 20 finalists will be chosen.   A panel of judges, selected by Social Actions will choose three winners from among the 20 finalists, to be announced at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference, April 28, 2009. Winners will receive cash awards of $5,000 (first place), $3,000 (second place), and $2,000 (third place).

Individuals and organizations are invited to share their projects with the community through the NetSquared submission form. To be eligible for prizes, all submissions must 1) be fully functional by the time voting begins, 2) include an open-source license, and 3) make use of Social Actions API.

How To Participate

Submissions period begins on February 23, 2009, at 11 am PST, and runs through April 3, 2009, at 3 pm PST.   Get your submissions in now!

Four Easy Steps to Participate:

  • Register and/or Login
  • Click on Username
  • Click on "Submit a Project to the Project Gallery" under My Project Idea
  • Select "ChangetheWeb" from the Prize Tag menu located below Additional Cause Area Tags on the Submission Form

Learn more about Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge here.