The SwitchPoint Youth Contest

The SwitchPoint Youth Contest is about finding new ways to spark innovations that will save lives around the world. We challenge individuals 30 and under to think across boundaries, to see everyday objects in new ways, and to channel their ingenuity to address some of the many global health and humanitarian challenges we face today.

This year, we’re looking for breakthrough solutions to help health workers better serve communities in need around the world. What’s your breakthrough solution?

How to Participate

Submit a video no longer than 90 seconds (or a 350 word essay) describing or demonstrating your break through solution, or switchpoint, to help health workers better serve communities in need.

Must be 30 years or younger.

Deadline for submissions is April 6, 2015

Click Here to submit your SwitchPoint Solution.

The Prize

Here's what you win if your idea is selected as the SwitchPoint 2015 Youth Contest Winner:

  • iPad mini
  • All Access VIP tickets to SwitchPoint 2015
  • Winning video (or essay) presented at SwitchPoint 2015
  • Tickets to Friday, April 24 concert at the Haw River Ballroom

Get inspired

Use #SwitchPoint on Twitter and Instagram when uploading your ideas, pictures, and videos. We’ll be scanning all channels for great submissions!

2014 SwitchPoint Contest Winner:

Last year's winners Ian Connolly and Jeffrey Yang, from Stanford University developed the MiracleFeet brace. 


By submitting your entry to the SwitchPoint Student Contest, you are granting permission to SwitchPoint and IntraHealth International to use your content on the following websites: SwitchPoint, the SwitchPoint Reader, IntraHealth International, and associated Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, Projeqt, and Twitter accounts. Your name, idea, and likeness may be used in associated blogs, press, and advertising related to the SwitchPoint Student Contest and conference. Submissions will be made public and may be presented at the SwitchPoint Conference.

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