In order to be eligible to apply for the Moxie External Track of the Social Innovation Challenge, you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student as a full-time student at the University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene, or City College San Diego during the Fall Semester of 2013 or Spring Semester of 2014. Students must comply with the Social Innovation Challenge deadlines to be eligible to enter the competition. Late entries will not be eligible.
If you are invited to submit your full written plan, you will be required to verify your above eligibility (including enrollment status). We will not allow changes to project teams after the completion of the of the April 7, 2014 full written plan deadline.
Students must apply by creating and submitting their project idea by March 3, 2014. If students are selected to advance in the competition, they must upload a video and submit a full written plan by April 7, 2014. Awards will be announced at a ceremony currently scheduled for May 2, 2014.
Right to Disqualify
The University of San Diego reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry it determines to be ineligible or that does not comply with these terms and conditions. A project entry that is not viewable online for any reason or that is not received by the University by the applicable deadlines will not be considered.
The 2014 Social Innovation Challenge currently expects to award a total of up to $50,000 to support student projects. Our prizes are awarded by judges.
Prizes may be awarded directly to the student who submitted the application, to a business organization created as a result of the student project, or to a business organization led by a current University of San Diego student who applies for the Social Innovation Challenge (provided that the student is an officer or director of the organization and, in the case of a for-profit organization, also is a majority owner).
Prizes must be spent in direct support of the project and adhere as closely as possible to final written plan. Students must submit one-page monthly reports to the University of San Diego’s Center for Peace and Commerce.
The authors of each submitted plan will retain ownership of their entries. However, by entering the Social Innovation Challenge, you grant the University of San Diego and its respective employees, agents, and assigns a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unconditional license to edit, modify, reproduce, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt and/or use or reuse your submitted plan, any materials submitted or prepared for use in the Social Innovation Challenge, your name, image, voice, likeness, statements, background and biographical information in any and all media (including but not limited to print, electronic, video, digital, radio, television, internet, etc.) for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. To the extent any monies are earned as a result of the license granted, the monies shall be used to defray the costs of future Social Innovation Challenge competitions or otherwise to support social innovation issues by or through the University of San Diego.
By entering the Social Innovation Challenge, you acknowledge and agree that you own all of the content included in your submitted plan or otherwise have obtained any required permissions to use such content, and that your submitted plan does not include any content (e.g. trademarks, company names, photos, music, works of art, or images) that infringes or violates the rights of any third party.
Entrants should not have an expectation of confidentiality with respect to any data or information submitted, discussed, or presented in connection with the Social Innovation Challenge. Due to the nature of the competition, judges, reviewers, staff, the audience or others will not be asked or required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement in connection with any plan submitted in connection with the Social Innovation Challenge.
You authorize the University of San Diego and those acting pursuant to its authority to record, broadcast and distribute via any means (e.g. print, radio, television, internet, photograph, video, audio, digital, or otherwise) your plan and your participation in the Social Innovation Challenge, and to use your name, photograph or likeness, as well as your testimonials, quotes, comments, or biography for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. Any such recordings or broadcasts shall be the property of the University of San Diego.
You release the University and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability from any and all claims arising out of or relating in any way to your participation the Social Innovation Challenge.