Nature Made Healthy Living Challenge


The Nature Made Healthy Living Challenge provides an opportunity for teams to showcase how they are enabling existing partners or new partners to research, develop and deploy projects empowering people to live healthier lives.  A healthier life includes emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. For teams with existing projects, they can supplement the work they are already doing to include a health-component.  

Teams will be judged on how effectively they empowered their target audience and the number of media impressions generated through their project activities.

Project Timeline
The project submitted for this Challenge may be completed any time between May 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Eligibility
All enrolled Enactus teams in the United States are eligible to enter. 

International projects are accepted, however, domestic projects are strongly preferred and will scored accordingly in the judging process.

How to Enter
Teams entering the Nature Made Healthy Living Challenge are required to submit an online project application describing one project that meets the criteria and a detailed listing of their media outreach activities. 

Please ensure that your Challenge Entry form is well-written, using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Your descriptions should be clear and concise. Content from this submission will be judged by a panel convened by Nature Made. 

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. Please note the text box character limits. Characters include letters, spacing and punctuation. After the entry is submitted, please review the email confirmation. You may log back in to make changes up until the entry deadline, if necessary. Enactus will retain the last entry submitted within the deadline. Any team who completes an online entry for this competition and does not receive this verification should contact Tiffany Haney (thaney@enactus.org) immediately.

Entries must be completed by March 31st, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Submissions received after this time will not be considered.


Judging Criteria
How effectively did the Enactus team work with their defined target audience, a partner organization, or a community and governmental organization to empower its beneficiaries to take action towards improving their health and wellness? 

Each team will be evaluated on the following:

  • How effectively did the team articulate specific need(s) related to health and wellness of the target audience?
  • How effectively did the team develop and implement the necessary additional aspects to an existing project and or program run by a partner organization that responded to the needs identified and addressed a holistic approach to healthy living?
  • How effectively did the team implement practices to educate and inform the target audience about nutrition and healthy living and promote best practices?
  • How effectively did the team empower others to take action towards improving their health and wellness, as it relates to physical and/or mental health and as shown through specific outputs and outcomes?
  • How effectively did the team leverage media channels to promote healthy living, the Challenge sponsor (Nature Made) and Enactus? NOTE: Submissions should seek to have over 25,000 positive media impressions.
  • Is the project domestic or international-based?
  • Overall, how clear was the project entry?

         

 

 

 

Examples of Project/Program Additions

  • Implement a sustainable community garden as a supplement to an existing program
  • Reduce and reuse food waste as a supplement to an existing program
  • Implement an innovative exercise program at an existing business or in the community
  • Implement initiatives to improve mental health through programs such as counseling, community support groups, increased access to resources, etc.

Team Prizes
The top three teams will be selected to receive a Grand Prize Award and will be recognized at the 2017 Enactus US National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri:

National First Place       $7,000 & Trophy
National Second Place  $3,500 & Trophy
National Third Place      $2,000 & Trophy

Contact
Tiffany Haney
Project Manager
Enactus USA
(417) 575-3528
thaney@enactus.org

Submit Your Entry
You may use the Nature Made Healthy Living Challenge sample Impact Entry to prepare your submission in advance.

View Sample Impact Entry 

Submit Your Impact Entry