The Innovation Challenge
August 5, 2019
You will be able to submit your Round 1 application, which includes a project description, personal background, and contact information. You will also include information on your organization or team if you’re applying as a group. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified by email of their application status.
September 2, 2019
If your project is selected to move to the second round, you will be asked to submit a video, a few more short answer questions, and a business plan for your project. These requirements will be communicated in acceptance emails. Acceptance to Prelims will happen on a rolling basis, depending upon the time of your Round 1 application submission.
December 1, 2019
This is the last day to enter the contest. Later entry to the contest will constitute less time to complete the Prelim requirements. Selected applicants will be notified by December 8, 2019.
December 15, 2019
Applicants passed through from Round 1 will submit their Prelim requirements.
January 6, 2020
Semifinalists will be notified. This small pool of innovators will begin a series of challenges that will hone their project idea through one-on-one mentorship, including pitch consultations and a crowdfunding effort. All requirements will be communicated in emails. Semifinals will run until March 1, 2020.
March 9, 2020
Five finalists will be announced. They will begin preparing presentations for the CC Summit.
April 30, 2020
Catholic Creatives Summit Finalist Presentations
Finalists will present their ideas to a panel of peers and judges at the CC Summit. These presentations will allow contestants to gain exposure to leaders in the Catholic Creatives community, connecting finalists with other innovators who can help bring their projects to fruition.
Prize Winners Announced and Project Year Begins
Three prize winners will begin bringing their project to life with mentorship and professional support.