Many of our most vulnerable neighbors face unnecessary challenges and difficulties, all while struggling to get enough food on the table. But solutions exist — and you could be the key to helping unlock one.
What is a Global Awareness Challenge?
Humanitarian causes and nonprofits that solve our communities' toughest problems rarely have the resources needed to put together high quality marketing and materials that would ignite their deserving causes.
The Global Awareness Challenge is an opportunity for the world's maker community — designers, developers, podcasters, videographers, writers, and more — to create projects that can dramatically improve the efficacy of the work done by many nonprofits all at once.
All projects will be released under a Creative Commons license for nonprofits all over the world to use, so that we can all work together to tackle the biggest problems our communities face.
What kinds of projects can I submit?
What you create is up to you: Want to build an interactive microsite? Create a mini documentary? Design a protest poster or infographic? Have other ideas on how to spread awareness? We can’t wait to see! To help spark your creativity, we have included prompts and example project ideas under Step 2: Ideate, Collaborate, Create.
What will be the impact of my project?
Each day, people across the world face hardship from hunger to violence, addiction to persecution. This is a chance to use your skills and dive deep into issues that impact a significant part of our population. You can use your creativity and passion to make real change and tell a story that engages and supports others.
The resources that you create will be made available to all nonprofit organizations around the country and the globe, including those in the Make a Mark network. By using your skills, you will be helping nonprofits spread awareness as they work to solve some of the biggest problems in our world.
Submissions are published under the CC0 1.0 Universal license.
Additionally, for each submission, Imperfect Produce will donate 10 pounds of produce to Farming Hope, and Hungry Harvest will donate 10 pounds of produce to growingSOUL.
These issues are complex, and while many organizations across the globe are working hard to solve them, they need support. By contributing your own unique perspective, insight, and ideas, we have a much better chance of solving these problems as a unified community.
Who do I work with?
You can work on your project as an individual or a group. You can work with friends, coworkers, your partner or even your mom! You can also seek out a nonprofit that may be able to guide your project or be a part of your team.
Who can participate?
Any creatives across the globe, whether or not you have participated in a make-a-thon in the past. We encourage designers, developers, podcasters, videographers, copywriters and any other storytellers, ideators, builders, and makers to submit a project.
I have more questions.
Send us an email with any questions you have to email@example.com.
For the challenge, we worked with a panel of experts to prepare the resources you need to dive in on food insecurity. The first step of participating in the challenge is to read the article.
You can work on your project as an individual or a group. You can work with friends, coworkers, your partner or even your mom!
What you create is up to you: Want to build an interactive microsite? Create a mini documentary? Design a protest poster or infographic? Have other ideas on how to spread awareness? We can’t wait to see!
Once your project is ready for submission, we just need a few pieces of information and resources from you so that we can publish your project in the challenge showcase.
Your creativity and passion are about to make real change and tell a story that engages and supports those who need it most.
The projects and resources that you create will be made available here, on our site, to all nonprofit organizations around the country and the globe, including those in the Make a Mark network. We will work with nonprofits tackling food insecurity to implement what you've created to help these nonprofits spread awareness as they work to solve some of the biggest problems in our world.
People don’t want to eat what they are unfamiliar with, which can often result in a cycle of consuming junk food. What are ways that we can introduce young people, as well as parents cooking for their children, to affordable and healthy food items?
In collaboration with Briefbox, we received many incredible submissions of recipe cards that focus on healthy, affordable, and simple meals. These meals include everything from simple pasta and veggies to a one-pot chicken and chickpea pilau.
Download the recipe kit in its entirety or pick and choose your favorites.
Submissions are published under CC0 1.0 Universal. CC0 enables scientists, educators, artists and other creators and owners of copyright or database-protected content to waive those interests in their works and thereby place them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright or database law.