Local Children’s Data

Submission Deadline

Submissions are Closed

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Challenge Team

Prizes

  • First Place: $3,000 first prize, plus free admission to the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco September 26-27, 2011.
First Place

Big Yellow Star

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Team Members

Damien Leri, Victoria Leri

A web based tool for quickly exploring county and race/ethnicity disparities across many of the kidsdata.org health topics.

Description

Our challenge is for you to create compelling summaries of data to draw attention to key problems affecting the health and well being of children, with the goal of promoting action. We would like you to build an application that grabs the attention of key constituents who may not be familiar with specific children’s issues (poverty, obesity, bullying), and use engaging and thoughtful displays of data to inspire them to address the issue(s).

We hope to receive entries that make the data engaging, relevant and even fun for key audiences (policymakers, media, parent advocates) who may not have a natural affinity to data. Examples could include:

  • Visualizations of local children’s data with such a “wow” factor that they become viral. For example, in California, 1 in 4 children live in families that can’t meet basic needs; 23% of 7th grade girls and 25% of 7th grade boys say they’ve tried alcohol at least once; 11% of public school students – nearly 700,000 – are enrolled in special education.
  • Games/contests on Facebook or for mobile apps that are compelling, even addictive, and focus on local children’s data
  • Top 10 lists and other helpful, easy-to-digest summaries of data that show the problems affecting children
  • Mobile apps that provide quick access to specific facts about kids

We want journalists to write about issues, and policymakers and advocates to act on them, so we need to provide them with the most local, relevant data available, in an easy-to-digest yet compelling way.

Examples:

  • Children’s organizations that advocate, raise money, or serve children want to do a better job of presenting data in compelling ways that encourage people—local citizens or policy makers—to take action.
  • An elected official travels to a community with which he is not too familiar. Before he gives his speech and meets with constituents, he wants to obtain a quick summary of some key data affecting kids in that community, so that he can understand the kinds of issues facing voters in that locale.
  • A journalist wants to do a story on childhood obesity, and show the data in a compelling, informative way.

Review Panel

    • Staff from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and a panel convened by the foundation.

Evaluation Criteria

Entries will be judged on a number of factors, most notably on the application/website’s ability to convey local children’s data in a compelling yet simple way. Other factors include overall design, creativity, user experience, and whether the entry uses the data in an appropriate manner (contact staff for more information). Additional consideration will be given to applications that are replicable – that is, they can be applied to other children’s issues or used to communicate with other audiences.

Participating Teams

Breakfast Perfect
Phaidra
Big Yellow Star
Geneva
Zach Williams
Fred Trotter

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern the Local Children's Data: Make it Fun, Engaging, and Inspiring Developer Challenge (the “Challenge”) sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and kidsdata.org  (the "Sponsor").

SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY IN THE CHALLENGE CONSTITUTES FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. THE CHALLENGE IS VOID WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. ELIGIBILITY.

Entrants in the Challenge (each, an “Entrant”) must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • The Challenge is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia and entities organized under the laws of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia;
  • Entrants who are individuals must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the time of entry; and
  • Affiliated Persons (as defined below) are ineligible to participate in the Challenge.

As used herein, the term "Affiliated Persons" means (a) the trustees, directors, officers, shareholders, members, employees, contractors, agents, representatives and affiliates of the Sponsor and any entity associated with the funding, administration or processing of the Challenge and (b) the members of the Immediate Family (as defined below) of any of the persons identified in clause (a). The term "Immediate Family" includes a person's spouse/domestic partner and the parents, siblings, children and grandchildren of the person and his or her spouse/domestic partner.

2. ENTRIES.

By submitting an entry in the Challenge, each Entrant:

(a.) represents and warrants that (i) the Entrant is the sole author and creator of the Materials (as defined below), (ii) the Entrant has not previously assigned its intellectual property rights in the Materials (or any portion thereof) to any other person, (iii) the Materials do not violate any applicable law, and (iv) the Materials do not infringe or violate any intellectual property right held by any third person;

(b.) acknowledges and agrees that (i) any ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles or discoveries described or otherwise set forth in the Materials (collectively, “Non-Protectable Material”) are not subject to intellectual property protection, including, but not limited to, protection under the Copyright Law of the United States (title 17 of the United States Code) and (ii) none of the Sponsor or any of the Affiliated Persons shall have any obligation to ensure that such Non-Protectable Material is treated as confidential or proprietary; and

(c.) gives the Sponsor permission to use the Entrant's name, logo, likeliness and image for purposes relating to the Challenge.

As used herein, the term “Materials” means the applications, materials, images, ideas, writings, look and feel and other property, whether or not copyrightable, submitted as an entry in the Challenge, whether alone or in conjunction with any other person or entity.

The decision of the judges and all decisions with regard to the selection and disqualification of entries shall be final and binding in all respects.

3. LICENSE.

Entrants grant the Sponsor a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, copy for use, perform publicly, and display publicly, the Materials for a period of one year after the public announcement of the winners of the Challenge.

4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE SPONSOR AND THE AFFILIATED PERSONS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OT LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION IN THIS CHALLENGE, ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF A PRIZE OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THIS CHALLENGE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS BASED ON PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH, PUBLICITY RIGHTS, TAXES OR OTHER DUTIES, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL CLAIMS.