Please read all of the following information carefully and fill out the form on this page to submit your big idea pitch for the Changemaker Challenge.

Changemaker Challenge Judging Criteria

The Changemaker Challenge includes two rounds: (1) the big idea pitch and (2) the Changemaker Challenge live event.

For the first round of judging, a team from the Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland will evaluate big idea pitches. The big ideas will be evaluated on three criteria: innovation, impact and implementation.

  • Innovation: You will need to demonstrate a compelling need for your big idea and explain your idea clearly and concisely.
  • Impact: Explain the expected impact for your idea, how you will evaluate your success and how your idea may be sustained over time.
  • Implementation: Be sure to tell us how you plan to successfully implement your big idea.

Your written responses and video pitch presentation must be clear and consistent. Cell phone videos are acceptable. 

Questions? View our FAQsOfficial Rules and/or Privacy Policy.

If you still need help, contact Rosi Melendez, Senior Program Officer, Horizon Foundation: RMelendez@thehorizonfoundation.org

By submitting a big idea to the Changemaker Challenge, each Applicant agrees to the following terms and conditions in the Official Rules.

Form to Submit Your Big Idea Pitch to the Changemaker Challenge: