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Revision Period closes for 14 contests, still open for 4


Last night at midnight marked the revision deadline for 89 Semi-Finalist proposals in 14 contests.  To view the Semi-Finalists, which will now undergo the second round of judging, visit the homepages of the following contests:

Adaptation to Climate Change
Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience
Consumption of Products & Services
Creating Public Demand for Green Buildings
Crowdsourcing for Disaster Risk Management
Land Use
Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate
U.S. Carbon Price
U.S. Government
Urban Resilience

The revision period is open until Thursday, August 21, 11:59 PM Eastern Time for the following contests:

Energy Supply
Waste Management
Youth Action

The revision period is open until Wednesday, August 27, 11:59 PM Eastern Time for the following contests:

Global Plan

About the Revision Period

During this period, Semi-Finalist proposals are unlocked and authors can revise their proposals for the final round of judging and public voting, incorporating the feedback received from the Judges after the first review.  At midnight on the date posted, proposals are locked for editing and considered final.

We welcome the global community to contribute to the Semi-Finalists by making suggestions on their Comment page during the revision period.

And then…

The revised proposals are reviewed in the second round of judging, which starts in late August.  The proposals that advance through this second round are named Finalists, and are eligible to win the Judges Choice Award, as well as the Popular Choice Award, which is determined through a public vote.  During the voting period, which will begin in early September and continue until late September, all are invited to come to the Climate CoLab and vote for the one Finalist proposal in each contest that they believe is the most promising*.

Proposal commenting and supporting (which is akin to a “Like” on Facebook) will be open throughout the judging periods.

Be sure to become a member to get updates on and participate in each of these phases.

*You must have a valid email to vote.  For more details about the voting period, see:

What do they win?

Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice winners will be connected with people who can support the implementation of their proposal, which may include policy makers, business executives, NGO and foundation officials, scientists, and others.  They will be recognized and publicized by the MIT Climate CoLab and invited to showcase their proposals at a conference held at MIT November 2014, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. (See 2013 conference.)  Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.

Miss the contest deadline? 

You can still enter and work on proposals outside of the contest periods in the Proposal Workspace.  When the next round of Climate CoLab contests open, you can move your proposal from here to any relevant contest.

Where did the other proposals go?

Contests have been advanced to the “Proposal revisions” phase, which only show the Semi-Finalist proposals.  To view all submitted proposals, click the “Semi-Finalist selection” phase at the top of the contest homepage.