Friday, August 12, 2011

July's winning proposal "Illuminated Landscapes" goes live tonight!

If you haven't heard yet, the first of the four $1,000 micro-grants we've awarded to Awesome Projects thus far goes live tonight as part of the Choose Yer Own festival, a collaborative festival where you can "choose yer own" level of involvement!

The winning project, Calgary's Illuminated Landscapes, aims to invite Calgarians to illuminate overlooked city spaces using LED lights to create new and inviting landscapes. They've gotten great support from local Calgarian groups and companies like Protospace and Solarbotics, and what they've managed to come up with should be inspiring.

If you'd like to take part, meet up at the intersection of 4th St. and 26th Ave S.W. any time after 10 p.m., grab some LEDs and help decorate!

Claudia and Vlad did a great job at documenting their project, from proposal to pitch, on their blog. If you're looking for some inspiration for your pitches and proposals, you should see what they wrote:
  • How to Write a Proposal: Claudia and Vlad include the one page project proposal they submitted to us in July.
  • How to Plan a 90 Second Pitch: Claudia and Vlad detail some of the techniques they came up with to distill their project proposal into a 90 second pitch, upon learning that they were invited to present at July's Top4 Pitch 'n Party Night.
  • How to Present an Idea: Claudia and Vlad walk us through the finished presentation they performed at the Top4 Pitch 'n Party Night.
If you'd like to see how they did on video the night of, you can view that here.

If you're looking to submit a proposal of your own, the next deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. for the September prize.

Hope to see you tonight!

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