Do you want to design or invent for a cause? Put your skills to great use and help one of the 2014 World CP Day ideas come to life! World Cerebral Palsy Day was created in 2012 to educate the world about cerebral palsy, as well as allow inventors and innovators from all walks of life to help change the lives of people with disabilities for the better.
Each event features a contest where people across the globe can submit their ideas to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities. These ideas are reviewed by two panels consisting of parents, medical experts and engineers. The panels then narrow down the ideas to a handful, which forms the theme for a competition to bring the ideas to life!
The 2014 World CP Day Contest
Three ideas have been selected for this year’s competition. Inventors, designers, innovators or anyone with a knack for building and helping others can try to create any of the following concepts:
- A cup, mug or any type of drinkware designed for those with limited movement. The drinkware must be spill-proof, easily customizable and cheap to produce.
- A custom-built, light weight power walker. The winning designs will be innovative, highly customizable and easy to afford/build. A stylish design is a plus.
- A blueprint for establishing an organization/enterprise where people from all over the world can work together to produce assistive technologies for those with cerebral palsy. This can also include (or center around) specific services or therapies.
If you think you have what it takes to bring these ideas to life (or if you know someone who could make it happen), you could win the grand prize of a $50,000 prize pool! Remember that all entries need to be submitted no later than June 20, 2014. The winning entry will be decided and announced on July 21, 2014.
If you need a little inspiration, take a look at the winning entries from previous World CP Day competitions.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your thinking caps and spread some good to the cerebral palsy community. Who knows – your idea just might change the world for those with disabilities.
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