Honoring the work of those who transform lives by creating technology for the sake of humanity.
The Not Impossible Awards celebrates the inspiring work of people and companies who share Not Impossible’s mission to create innovative technology to improve the well being of others. The Awards focus on highlighting your achievement and honors your commitment to innovating for the sake of humanity. If you, or your team, are working on a technological solution to address issues of inability and inaccessibility, we want to hear from you. CLICK "MORE" BELOW TO READ GUIDELINES AND TO SUBMIT!
*note: there is no fee to submit
The Not Impossible Awards recognize disruptive innovation, those who looked at a problem and said “that’s absurd” then committed to creating a solution. We seek to celebrate companies that share our vision “Help One. Help Many.” Those that can demonstrate how their technology has impacted either an individual or a population, and how they have or plan to scale to the “many”. Our mission aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, where no one is left behind.
We are seeking submissions across a broad range of categories that include but are not limited to healthcare and accessibility technologies.
Each of our five award recipients will receive a short documentary showcasing their technology and the people it helps that will be featured at the Not Impossible Awards show and on social media. Winners will also receive ongoing collaboration and mentorship from industry leaders and experts, along with opportunities to incubate and accelerate their work
The Awards Show embodies the essence of the Not Impossible movement, bringing together the exhilarating energy of a Hollywood awards show, inspirational media and a profound experience that reminds us all why we innovate in the first place.
Winner selection is based on excellence in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Execution, Impact and Creativity:
CONCEPT: Opportunity, Intent, Innovation and Implementation
We are interested in projects that identify absurdities in the world and work to address them through out-of-the-box approaches that often lead to new markets or industries. With your help, we want to understand the journey you and your team are on to develop, innovate, prototype, and implement your solution.
VALUE: Need, Feasibility, and Accessibility
We are looking for individuals and companies who have taken actionable steps to create disruptive technological solutions with the intent to solve issues of inability and inaccessibility. We want to understand what need your product addresses and in what ways it provides a solution or separates itself from existing solutions.
EXECUTION: Audience, Reception, and Accomplishments
We find value in knowing our audience and pride ourselves on being able to communicate with them in a way that is both inspiring and impactful. We want to understand the message and story behind your innovation. Who are your consumers and what are some notable ways they have reacted to and/or engaged with your product? If your product has yet to launch, what is your innovation's value proposition and how do you hope your product will be received?
IMPACT: Data, Scalability, and Potential
Not Impossible works with experts from across all industries and skill sets to build meaningful and viable progress towards making a larger impact. Help us understand the potential of your innovation's current and future impact on society and the world through examples of story and data.
CREATIVITY: Originality, Character, and Story
Not Impossible's "help one, help many" philosophy has manifested in our signature ability to reach and impact people at large with the way we tell the stories of the people we support. In addition to concrete examples of your work, we want you to be bold and share your failures along with your successes as well the turning points and crises you experienced along your journey.
Watch the films featuring the 2019 winners on YouTube
You must be 18 years or older. Winners must execute a media, marketing and photo release. The decisions of the selection committee are final.
Submissions accepted through March 15, 2020!
Winners notified by - March 31, 2020
Awards Show will take place June 2020 in Los Angeles, California