Verizon Powerful Answers Awards Open for Devs $1M Grand Prize

powerfuanswersVerizon announced its 2014 Powerful Answers Award competition is open for submissions until June 30, 2014.  First prize is $1 million per category and two runners up receive $250,000 per category.

The contest is designed to spark innovative thinking and problem solving,  generating ideas, solutions. The award encourages innovators, developers, entrepreneurs and others to submit ideas that leverage Verizon’s  technology and help deliver  solutions and social good.

The submissions will be judged by panels of industry experts, and winners will be announced in early 2015.

Along with financial reward Powerful Answers Award winners have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of network, business development and marketing experts, and partners across Verizon to explore ongoing collaborations.

Read about Transportation award goals. Other fields or particpations are

Verizon is looking for improveded education experiences to give students an advantage.

For healthcare, winners will create new solutions to connect clinicians, patients, and critical information for instant results that can dramatically reduce costs and save lives. Smart analytics and recommendations for medicine and/or actions in either professional or self-service models are also requested.

 Health solutions can help enable and encourage active lifestyles and, find smarter ways to capture and interpret activity data, leading to more targeted relevant changes to better your health and wellness.

Verizon is alos looking for sustainability that cretaes efficiencies for energy consumption can help industries run faster, cleaner and more efficiently with less energy needed.  Projects to create smart ways to reduce energy consumption by finding efficiencies with technology, communications, data and other analytical solutions.

Ways to create more efficient homes, enabling smart food production, distribution of clean water, cleaner methods for urban areas should be submitted.

Submit your ideas and projects.