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Search and Find Contests Faster: The Outline View

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The outline view is an easy and organized way to search for active and prior contests by subject.

Using this view, you can find contests that relate to any action anyone could plausibly propose to deal with the climate change problem.

There are four different dimensions within the outline view, What-Where-Who-How:

  • What actions will be taken– If you know what type of action you are interested in (i.e.. reduce greenhouse gases, or adapt to climate change), this would be the dimension to use
  • Where will these actions be taken– If you have an idea of where you would like to see these action be taken, (i.e.. in towns/neighborhoods or different countries depending on its level of development) this would be the dimension to use.
  • Who will take these actions– If you have an idea of who you would like to see take these actions (i.e.. government, business) this would be the dimension to use.
  • How will this action be taken– If you have an idea of how you would like to see these actions be taken (i.e.. physical, political or even cultural actions), this would be the dimension to use.

Each dimension, listed on the left side, has various levels of subcategories that helps you narrow down your search.

On the right side of the screen, the website will show which dimension and subcategories you have clicked, as well as the contests relevant to your search. To the right of each contests, there will be a number that shows you how many proposals are connected with that contest.

Click the down arrow to learn more about the contest, or click the contest title to open the contest and read the proposals.

Our hope is that this outline view will make the process of finding contests more easily accessible to members looking to create or combine proposals.