What are my chances of actually winning?
We expect around 1,000 people to enter this year. Of those, around 200 will be selected as winners or finalists.
When will the winners be announced?
The exact date has not been determined but it will be sometime in early March.
If I win, will I really be in Fast Company magazine?
Yes, every winner and finalist will appear in Fast Company magazine and on FastCompany.com.
May I enter more than one project?
Yes. You must complete a separate entry form for each project you enter.
May I enter my project in more than one category?
Yes. You may select more than one category from the Categories field. Each category is $150.
Should I enter multiple categories?
Each category will be judged individually by a different group of judges. If you enter more categories, your work will be seen by more judges, and you’ll have more chances to win.
Which category should I enter?
If you’re unsure which category is best send us an email with your idea and we’ll help you out. There are 12 different categories to choose from. If your idea doesn’t fit neatly in a category you can select “General Excellence” which is open to all categories.
Can I pay now and continue to finalize my entry?
Yes, if you pay now you’ll be given a link to your entry online that you can continue to edit and finalize until the Deadline of December 15th.
Can I work on the entry offline?
Yes, you can download a PDF of all entry form questions here.
Why do I have to pay?
In the past we have created the World Changing Ideas list of ideas entirely internally without accept entries externally. The process of accepting entries actually requires much work, time, and resources by the Fast Company staff. The only way we can execute this program is to charge a fee. This program gives you the opportunity to submit your idea which will be seen by Fast Company editors and our panel of elite judges.
General advice for my entry?
We’re looking for ideas, big or small, that have had a positive impact on the world. Just tell us know your idea has, or will, change the world for the better and you’ll be all set. Be concise and brief where possible.
Who can enter the awards?
Anyone over the age of 18 may enter.
Will I receive a confirmation of payment?
Yes. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you have provided. It will contain information appropriate for business and tax purposes.
If I’m a student, may I enter in both the student and professional categories?
Yes. Only the student category will be at the discounted rate of $50
I have more questions! Who can I email?
Please email WCIAwards@FastCompany.com.