Yesterday, a new website called yourcountryyourcall.com was launched. It’s a competition to ‘ignite imaginations and inspire thinking’ and just to add a bit of incentive, there’s €200k up for grabs in prizemoney.
Taken from the site, “The goal is to pick two truly transformational proposals so big that, when implemented, could secure prosperity and jobs for Ireland”.
So if you have ideas that can change the way the country works, for the better, and preferably earn or save the country some cash, you can submit them to this site and win €100k for your troubles (there’ll be two winners of €100k), plus hopefully see your idea put in to action.
Although the website launch was a bit of a disaster yesterday (they were promoting two separate urls and using iframes), i like this project and the people behind it must get credit. The submitted ideas are open for all to view and rate which i believe is crucial for this project to work properly.
It’s also worth noting that this IS NOT a government funded project… but of course it should be – there should be loads of these sort of competitions in place with funding and support waiting for the eventual winners.
THIS is creativity at it’s best. I’m already watching the ideas flow in and they are in turn filling me with more ideas. This is the sort of dream i had for iwantideas.com… in fact, it’s exactly what iwantideas.com is all about and remarkably similar, only i can’t put up the €200k in prizemoney to encourage ideas