Miami, United States:
Applicants seeking to win $1 million to save children’s lives from
preventable causes now have until May 31, 2013, to submit their
proposals to the Caplow Children's Prize. Applications have already been
received from nearly 50 different countries around the world, but the
extra time will allow even more participation.
The rules to the Children’s Prize are simple: Each applicant must
propose a plan to save the lives of children who would otherwise die
before age five. The lives to be saved must be in immediate danger, and
the identity of the beneficiaries must be provided to the donor after
the plan is carried out. Plans should balance credibility with the
greatest number of lives to be saved within two years. The winner will
receive US $1 million to execute their vision. All submitted materials
must be in English, and the entire application process can be completed
Children'sPrize is open to any person or organization worldwide.
In 2011, almost seven million children around the world died before
their fifth birthday from preventable causes such as malaria, diarrhea,
pneumonia, malnutrition, or infection.
“The death of a child is a universal tragedy,” says engineer and
entrepreneur Dr. Ted Caplow, creator of the Children’s Prize,“and
this contest strives to harness the power of the communications age to
create new leverage for philanthropy in this area.”
As a recent father of triplets, Dr. Caplow's journey through the world
of fetal medicine had a deep impact on him. Struck by the enormous
concentration of resources - medical, financial, and human - that were
drawn into assuring the survival of premature infants, he decided to
make child mortality the focus of this Prize competition.
Finalists for the Caplow Children's Prize will be selected by an expert
judging committee of pediatricians, public health experts, and
social entrepreneurs drawn from Harvard
University, the University
of Miami, Emory
and other high-performing organizations.
The Children's Prize
Aleyda K. Mejia, +1 305-776-0902