Design IconPhase 1: Design

7-10 winners will be awarded a share of $100,000.
Phase 1 is now closed.

Submit your best ideas to support the development of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to promote healthy weight for low-income children and families in the sociocultural and environmental contexts of their communities.

Development IconPhase 2: Development and Small-Scale Testing

3-5 winners will be awarded a share of $150,000.
Phase 2 is now closed.

The winners from Phase 1 of the prize competition will then advance to Phase 2, where they will focus on prototyping their proposed intervention and testing its effectiveness. Both the evidence base for their proposed intervention and its usefulness should be demonstrated. 

Mentors will be available to provide feedback on testing methodologies and to provide more information about the evidence base.

Scaling IconPhase 3: Scaling

1 winner
Up to $125,000 will be awarded.

Submission Period: Extended through March 31, 2021

In the final phase, winners of Phase 2 will test their proposed interventions on a larger scale. Applicants are encouraged to work closely with a community or city to facilitate scaling the intervention in order to reach more families.

This will show:

  • Scalability of the intervention at low cost
  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Impact on the intended outcomes.