You must be 18 years or older and resident of the United States during time of submission. All completed submissions will be reviewed by the members of the Not Impossible Awards Advisory Council -- all of whom are senior executives with diverse scientific, business, and creative backgrounds and recognized experts in their fields.
The Advisory Council reviews and choose the nominees 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 mantra of "help one, help many" 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.
These criteria are meant to encompass the ever-evolving meaning of "innovation" and act as a guideline for applicants and judges alike. We believe these guidelines create an equitable evaluation criteria that allows for a thorough and creative assessment of each candidate.