4YBY Challenge Contest





Challenge timeline


The 4YBY Challenge contest is a multi-phase contest that encourages YOU to work with your peers to create the next-world changing HIV prevention services that would inspire all youth in Nigeria to test for HIV and other STIs. Mark your calendar with these important dates!
4YBY reserves the right to update this timeline as needed. Please note all deadlines below are West African Time (WAT).

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Round 1: HIV Self-testing Challenge




The Issue


Nigerian youth between 14 and 24 years, are at the epicenter of an expanding HIV crisis, with the second largest number of new youth HIV infections of any country. Yet fewer than one in five Nigerian youth have ever been HIV tested.
With HIV testing being an entry point to accessing care and treatment, 4YBY is looking for innovative ideas on how YOU will promote HIV Self-Testing among youth in Nigeria.



The Solution


Please provide a brief description of how you will promote HIV Self-Testing among Nigerian youth aged 14-24.
Offer an explanation of the current resources available to address HIV testing among young people.
Focus on why the resources are insufficient to supporting HIV testing among Nigerian youth. Explain any previous attempts to solve this problem, if any, and why your solution will address the local needs and realities of Nigerian youth. All entries must be written in English.


Eligibility Criteria for the Contest:


  • Age: Participants must be between the ages of 10 to 24 years to be eligible for the contest.
  • Team type and size: Submissions may be entered by individuals or teams of 2-5 Nigerian youth meeting all the eligibility criteria.
  • Location: Currently living in any part of Nigeria.



To enter the #HIVSelfTestingChallenge:


  • ● Create your written ideas, images, or video to the question: How will YOU promote HIV Self-testing among young people in Nigeria?
  • ● Follow us on Instagram @4youthbyyouth and/or on Facebook: 4 Youth by Youth
  • ● Post a selfie with your idea or a brief video of your idea on Instagram or Facebook or send to our email at submissions@4yby.org
  • ● Tag @4youthbyyouth and use #HIVSelfTestingChallenge
  • ● Fill out the HIV self-testing challenge submission form


Items to complete in this round:


  • ● Complete survey on individual or team members description
  • ● Develop solution/idea to promote HIV Self-Testing
  • ● Complete challenge contest idea submissionform
  • ● Design images, drawings, posters, videos, taglines explaining your ideas.


Timeline For Online Contest Round 1


  • Online Idea challenge start date: October 18th
  • Online idea submission due: November 18th
  • In-person idea submission and closure : December 1st (All-day event)
  • Top 10 finalists announced: December 1st, 2018


Judging Process


Our team of expert judges will read and review every idea to assess how well the submission meets the judging criteria. To help you, we have included some guidance of what you will need to consider.
Submissions will be judged on a 1-5 scale according to the following three criteria:

  • Novelty: Does the idea demonstrate new thinking and originality in its proposal?
  • Feasibility: Does the idea anticipate the needs of young people?
  • Impactful: Will the idea significantly support and promote HIV self-testing among young people in Nigeria when realized in concept and execution?


Awards


Cash prizes: N250,000 (1st place), N150,000 (2nd place), N50,000 (3rd place).
  • ● Finalists receive mentorship and personalized coaching from industry experts and researchers.
  • ● Finalists receive airfare and hotel reimbursement to attend Designation to present their idea to entrepreneurs and potential youth customers.
  • ● Finalists attend an entrepreneurial workshop to learn how to take their concept into execution.
  • ● Finalists will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 15 days following judging with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines.
  • ● If a selected finalist cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing.





Round 2: Designathon




The Challenge

44YBY presents a unique 36 hours challenge where young people in Nigeria put their talents to test to bring design ideas on promoting HIV self-testing and other STIs testing to life. The 36-hour event will begin with check-in beginning Friday afternoon and final prizes awarded Sunday afternoon.



From Idea to Solution


Individuals and/or teams will be briefed on the HIV self-test kits and other STI testing kits currently in the market. They will brainstorm, prototype, and present their innovative designs on their HIV prevention package to a panel of leading industry experts.


Eligibility Criteria for the Contest:


  • Age: Participants must be between the ages of 14 to 24 years to be eligible for the contest.
  • Team type and size: Submissions may be entered by individuals or teams of 2-5 Nigerian youth meeting all the eligibility criteria.
  • Location: Currently living in any part of Nigeria.


Items to complete in this round:


  • ● Complete survey on individual or team members
  • ● Concrete/detailed design package on the HIV self-tests and other STI tests. A comprehensive HIV and other STI prevention package for young people in Nigeria.
  • ● 3-minute elevator speech on designs


Timeline For Online Contest Round 2


  • ● Online application for Designathon begins: December 7th 2018th-January 7th, 2019. with notification of acceptance January 25th, 2019.
  • ● Desginathon start date: Feburary 8th, 2019
  • ● Designathon end date: February 10th, 2019
  • ● Top 5 finalists announced: February 10th, 2019.


Judging Process


Designs will be judged according to the following four criteria which can total up to 100 points:

Youth-Centered (25 points): Does the design address the challenges that young people face with testing for HIV? Does the design represent a positive change in the delivery of HIV Self-Testing for young people and considers and supports their needs?

Impactful (25 points): Has the individual or team clearly defined a measurable vision of success for their design? Will the design significantly support and champion young people to self-test for HIV?

Creative (25 points): Does the design offer a novel, forward-looking approach that will lead to use of HIV self-tests among young people in Nigeria? Is the design original and supportive of the needs of Nigerian youth?

Feasible (25 points): Does the individual or team have the skills and capacity to complete the design tasks described in their design package? Do they offer a detailed understanding of the local conditions in which they will work to execute their designs?


Awards


Cash prizes: N250,000 (1st place), N150,000 (2nd place), N50,000 (3rd place).
  • ● Finalists receive mentorship and personalized coaching from industry experts and researchers.
  • ● Finalists attend an entrepreneurial start-up training to learn how to take their concept into execution.
  • ● Finalists will be notified at the end of the Designathon on February 10th, 2019.
  • ● If a selected finalist cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing.





Round 3: Entrepreneurial Start-up Training Program




4YBY offers a fully sponsored 4-weeks start-up training program to activate the entrepreneurial mindset of a select group of young Nigerians, taking them through the journey of creating and refining their ideas for promoting HIV Self-Testing and other STIs testing among young people in Nigeria.

Participants are guided by industry experts and supported by entrepreneurs and successful business people in Nigeria and globally. Participants then take the stage in 4YBY business plan contest, presenting to esteemed judges their business concepts that have the potential to make a positive impact with promoting HIV self-testing and other STIs testing among young people in Nigeria.



  • ● The 4-weeks program combines classroom training and one on one coaching to help YOU develop viable business models for promoting HIV Self-Testing and other STIs testing among young people in Nigeria.
  • ● The program moves YOU from idea to launch by teaching fundamental start-up principles focused on enhancing your entrepreneurial mindset and personal initiative with launching viable business models for promoting HIV Self-Testing and other STIs testing.
  • ● Participants then take their ideas from concept to complete business plan, culminating in a final pitch and the chance to win N 1,000,000 in seeding funding.



Eligibility Criteria for the Contest:


  • Age: Participants must be between the ages of 14 to 24 years to be eligible for the contest.
  • Team type and size: Submissions may be entered only by individuals or teams completing the designathon phase.
  • Location: Currently living in any part of Nigeria.


Items to complete in this round:


  • ● A viable business and financial model
  • ● A launch strategy along with Key Performance Indicators
  • ● A five-minute pitch of the business model and launch strategy




Timeline for Round 3


  • ● Entrepreneurial start-up training program start date: March 4th, 2019
  • ● Entrepreneurial start-up training program end date: March 25th, 2019
  • ● Business Plan Submission: March 27th, 2019
  • ● Pitch Practice and Warm-up Event: March 29th, 2019
  • ● Pitch day and finalist announced: March 30th, 2019


Judging Process


Top business plans will be judged according to the following criteria which can total up to 100 points:

Technical Innovation (20 points):
Does the idea represent a truly original concept or is it a refinement of an existing product, service, or process? Is the idea based on a clearly identifiable client/customer need? How will it create value? Does the idea show thinking "outside the box" or is this essentially a development of an existing idea?


Technical Practicality (15 points) :
Does there seem to be a reasonable chance of the idea being implemented? Has consideration been given to alternative approaches for implementation? Is feasibility based on evidence or assertions?


Marketability (15 points)
Who is the target consumers or users? Is there data showing how similar products have been successful? Did the team perform a competitive analysis for their market? Did the team clearly explain the differentiators between their innovation and current products/services in the market?


Business Plan (20 points):
Is the business idea presented thoroughly and effectively, with attention to the industry, the company and the concept, mission, objectives, and overall strategic direction? Also, did the business plan fully outline the reasons for launching the venture, and describes product/service offered, and business model; clearly provides a compellingly distinctive value proposition


Cost (15 points) :
The team will estimate costs including costs for ultimately taking this product to the market. Did the team present an accurate, realistic, and achievable financial plan for the proposed business? Did the plan clearly identify and effectively justify possible sources of financing?


Quality of presentation and clarity of idea (15 points):
Is the presentation clear, convincing, interesting, and a well-organized document? Has the need been clearly made and supported?


Awards


Cash prizes: N1,000,000 (1st place), N500,000 (2nd place), N250,000 (3rd place).
  • ● Finalists receive a 4YBY HIV prevention services package that includes access to HIV self-testing, condoms, products for sexually transmitted infections screening and pre-exposure prophylaxis as available.
  • ● Finalists will also receive mentorship and personalized coaching from industry experts and researchers.
  • ● Finalist will be notified at the end of the training program on March 30th, 2019.