Congratulations and good luck to Trust Challenge applicants! / How important is the public commenting and voting? Will it determine award decisions?

Public comments are meant to promote dialog and provide useful feedback to applicants, in addition to being a general indication of public interest in any given proposal. Public votes and public comments may be taken into consideration by the judging panel during the formal private judging process, but will not guarantee that a project will or will not be awarded a development grant. However, the three finalist proposals that receive the most public votes will be awarded a “People’s Choice Award.” These small grants will be up to $5,000 and must be used specifically for approved technology purchases for the applying organization/institution.

Finalists are encouraged to generate support for ideas by asking peers, colleagues, and fans to vote for their proposed project.

Posted in: 4. Judging, Voting & Comments