When will applications for the 2023 awards open?
The 2023 World Changing Ideas awards submissions will open in the Fall of 2023. You can sign up to receive notifications here.
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.
What are the entry fees?
The below information reflects the 2022 award only:
The entry fee is $245 for all categories except the Student category, which is $50 if submitted before the Early Rate deadline on November 11 at 11:59:59 PM PST. After that, the fee increases to $345 until the final deadline on December 9 at 11:59:59 PM PST.
Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your application, just get in touch with us by replying to your confirmation email or emailing us at WCIAwards@FastCompany.com. All sales are final. Refunds are not available, but you can receive an application credit if it is canceled before the final deadline.
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.
Who can enter the awards?
Anyone over the age of 18 may enter.
May I return to edit my entry before I’ve paid?
Yes. You may go back to the entry form’s fields any time after you begin filling out the form and have provided your email address.
May I edit the entry form after I pay?
Yes. You may edit your entry form until December 9, 2022. Your receipt will contain a link back to the entry form. You may access your previously saved entries under Your Entries (below).
Will I receive a confirmation of payment?
Yes. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you provide. It will contain information appropriate for business and tax purposes.
When will the finalists be announced?
The finalists will be announced on FastCompany.com, and the winners will be announced on FastCompany.com and in an upcoming issue of Fast Company.
The 2023 World Changing Ideas applications are now closed.
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Have any questions or concerns? Email the World Changing Ideas Team at WCIAwards@FastCompany.com