NTD Challenge 2: Children's Outreach Concept

If you could create a children’s product that would teach kids about NTDs, what would it be? Examples include a book idea, play, educational material or a toy. Submit a concept for a product and include the age you are targeting. Your ideas could be made into real products used in outreach activities!

  • Concept papers should be 500-1,500 words.
  • Define your target age range.
  • Include supporting materials such as videos, digital posters, art or other visuals.
  • Students can work as individuals or teams (up to three students per team).
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any college or university.
  • Prizes include $500 in Amazon gift cards and the chance to attend the conference “The United States and Mexico: Sharing a Legacy of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Poverty,” to be held at the Baker Institute in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 29, 2015. The prize includes a stipend to cover travel and hotel accommodations as well as an invitation to the conference dinner.

The deadline to submit an entry has passed, and submissions are currently being reviewed.

Questions? Email DiseaseAndPoverty@rice.edu. Find out more about Challenge 1: Student Engagement Essay.

This initiative is organized by the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and the END Fund, in partnership with the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. Support for this project was generously provided by the AbbVie Foundation.