TEDxManhattan Challenge seeks Applications

26 May

TEDxManhattan is pleased to launch the TEDxManhattan Challenge – we challenge you to work with a group of people in your community on a project related to sustainable food and farming.  Start a garden at a senior center; start a farmers market; develop a cooking class at your child’s school; create a Food Policy Council in your city.  Be creative!

Let us know what you’re doing to change the way you eat in your community – the project deemed the most impactful will win the opportunity to speak live on the 2012 TEDxManhattan stage.


  • You can develop a new project or work on an already existing one.  The judges will be looking for impact, not size, so develop a project that will have a positive impact in some part of your community.  
  • You must work with other people in your community.  (You can define community as you see fit.)
  • You must register your project at www.tedxmanhattan.org/challenge.
  • You must create a name for your project.
  • Applications must be received by October 15, 2011.
  • Your project does not have to be completed by the end of the year, but you must have had some type of impactful result from your work by that time.  
  • A number of finalists will be chosen by November 1, 2011.  Finalists will be required to send a follow-up report by November 15, 2011. Winner will be announced early December.
  • The project deemed the most impactful will be given at least three minutes onstage at the TEDxManhattan 2012 event.  Only one person can speak from stage.
  • Everyone who applies agrees to have their information on the TEDxManhattan website and gives TEDxManhattan permission to publicize/promote the projects underway.

For more information, please visit: www.tedxmanhattan.org/challenge

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