World Cerebral Palsy Day –
Wednesday 1 October 2014
World CP Day is a global innovation project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. It is designed to gather ideas from people around the world and make the best of those ideas a reality. The project is led by a group of non-profit cerebral palsy charities, and supported by organisations in over 45 countries. We welcome new countries and partner organisations.
Change My World in 1 Minute Post an Idea:
Each year, people with cerebral palsy, their families and supporters, post an idea for something that would change their world. They have just 1 minute to present the idea – in a video or text – and post it on the World CP Day website from mid-July to 31 October. On World CP Day, innovation events are held around the world to celebrate and brainstorm ideas for the website. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for event details.
Vote on Ideas:
During October, everyone is invited to vote for the ideas that they like the best. A People’s Choice Prize of $500 is awarded to the person whose idea receives the most votes. Shortlist: In November and December, all the ideas are reviewed by an international panel, including people with cerebral palsy and their families. Three ideas are shortlisted.
From January to June, inventors, researchers and creators are invited to create a design or prototype for one of the 3 shortlisted ideas. They compete for a prize pool of $50,000. Winners: The winners are announced in July and then the website opens for the next campaign. More details on our FAQ page or download our World Cerebral Palsy Day Key Messages factsheet.
Congratulations to the prize winners for the 2013 World CP Day Invent It competition:
Designer Walker: Emmanouil Michellis, Automation Specialist/Engineering Consultant from Greece and Alexander Mathioudakis, Researcher at the University of Connecticut for Strider advanced mobility aid system.
Spill Proof Cup: Yu Xu and Alex de la Vega from Johns Hopkins University Both teams win a World CP Day Incentive Prize and will now be invited to refine their designs to win an additional prize.
Congratulations also to to Tamer M from Saudi Arabia and Alejandro Del Rio from Mexico for their Honorable Mention Award for Design4CP. Our thanks to everyone who entered the competition to help change the lives of people with cerebral palsy!