Social Innovation Camp call for ideas!

“The Social Innovation Camp is an experiment in creating social innovations for the digital age.  We think the web and related technologies hold huge potential to change some pretty fundamental stuff: how people hold those in positions of power accountable; who they rely on to provide the services they need to live healthy, happy lives; or how they make a difference to something that affects them”

This morning i received a press release from Katherine at the Social Innovation camp….spreading the word that the prizes have been announced for this years competition that is being hosted from Scotland for a change! So get thinking and enter!

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More info……….

“There are just four weeks to go until our call for ideas closes for Social Innovation Camp Scotland.

You’ve got until Friday 22nd May 2009 to send us your idea that uses the web to create social change and you could be joining 100 other participants to try and make it a reality.

And this week, we’re really pleased to be able to announce some of our prizes for the weekend.

At the end of each Social Innovation Camp, we run a Show and Tell where everyone pitches what they’ve built in the weekend.

We’ll be awarding some prizes to the ideas we think have shown most promise. And this time around, we’re lucky enough to be supported by our partners Firstport, IfLooksCouldKill and O Street

And here’s what they’re giving away:

Firstport supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland. They provide free business support, advice and start-up awards and work to identify, advise, connect, encourage and seed-fund new start social entrepreneurs. Their awards programme is run in partnership with Scotland UnLtd.

A Level 1 award of up to £5,000 is being made available for a Scottish based winner at the Social Innovation Camp weekend. After the weekend, Firstport will be working with our winners to provide advice and support to answer the all-important question: ‘What next?’ and looking at how to work with the award winner to maximise the opportunities and ideas they wish to take forwards.

IfLooksCouldKill are a team of forward thinking web designers and developers. Working together from idea conception through to launch, they’re passionate about interface design, usability, simplicity and beautiful code. The team of five, headed up by Colin Hewitt bring together a unique balance of quirky design and innovative coding.

ILCK will be offering three days of interface design time looking at design, layout and usability of a site or application to either the Social Innovation Camp runner-up or winner.

O Street is a concept led design agency based in Glasgow and London (in that order). Though sleek and nimble in size, their international experience and impressive client list – including BAFTA, Edinburgh International Film Festival and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – has helped them become one of Scotland’s most exciting creative agencies. Their work includes various mediums including print, online, exhibition, animation and ceramic bathroom tiles, but they tell us their true passion is for Ping Pong….

O Street are offering either the winning or runner-up Social Innovation Camp idea a tailored half-day branding workshop; helping ideas figure out their brand, audience and competition.

Remember: your idea must be really early stage and you don’t need your own team. Find out how it works here and check out all the details of how to enter your idea over on our dedicated Social Innovation Camp Scotland site here.

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