Friday, February 17, 2012

February's Top4 Finalists and Honourable Mentions

It's that time of the month again!

Last night, AF-Calgary Trustees met to go through all the submissions for February. So without further ado, here's February 2012's AF-Calgary Top4 Finalists and Honourable Mentions (in no particular order):

Top4 Finalists:

  1. Art for Strangers by Aoife Baldwin-Maher: "A community initiative directed at putting the local art community in direct contact with the larger Calgary community through publicly distributing free works of art to the public."
  2. River Surfing Wave by Neil Egsgard: "Build a world class river surfing wave in Kananaskis"
  3. Gumsphere 300 by John Frosst: "A North America-wide traveling road show and rally with three Alberta bands, four artists, a film crew, one photojournalist, one mechanic, one chef and eight Ford Festivas."
  4. Timmy's Only Delivery Service by Tim Barber: "We deliver coffee, donuts, and food from downtown Calgary restaurants to downtown Calgary businesses."

Honourable Mentions:

  • Family Village by Tara Yagos: "Create a stop-frame video of the current state of various social services buildings made of LEGO and morph it into a consolidated "one-stop shop" of services village."
  • #R3BRANDYYC by Dax Justin: "The solution for Calgary's Identity Crisis? Our people. We're here to reclaim the pulse of the real west. RETHINK. REDEFINE. REJOIN. #R3BRANDYYC."
  • Poetry in Politics by Alex Zisman: "To organize primarily via Twitter a Haiku festival focused on and spanning the period of the spring provincial election."
  • We Can Rise Up! by Sunday Omony: "Youth Empowerment Workshops"
  • Youth Can Help! by April McNamara: "Youth week celebrates AWESOME kids; so why not have kids do something AWESOME?!"
  • Clothing Calgary's Community by Ian Wearmouth: "An event to encourage the growth of community through the international language of clothing."

This month's Thousand Dollar Thursday will be held at AcceleratorYYC in conjunction with GrowLab. As such, note the earlier start time this month: 5:30 p.m.

Finally, we're currently accepting submissions for the March 2012 prize. If you have an Awesome Idea that you'd like to submit to AF-Calgary for consideration, fill out this handy-dandy web form! The deadline for submissions for the March AF-Calgary prize is Saturday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who submitted (or re-submitted) an idea for consideration this month, and hope to see everyone at AcceleratorYYC this Thursday!

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