- San Francisco
1. Send an email to email@example.com telling us why we should award you a Big Idea Prize. There are no limits to the size or format of your submission, but bigger is not always better. It just has to communicate your big idea effectively enough for us to evaluate it (e.g., a 15 slide Powerpoint deck, a website, or a 6-9 minute video would each be in the ballpark). Make sure the subject line has “Big Idea Prize” in it; and
2. Tweet your big idea to @PresidioGrad.
Special consideration will be given to entrants whose ideas relate to one of Presidio's focus areas:
But we don’t want to put ourselves in a box, so neither should you.
3. Complete your application for admission.
If you would like to nominate someone for the Big Idea Prize:
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and email address of the person you are nominating. Include "Big Idea Prize Nomination" in the email subject line. We will send your nominee an email to them notifying them that they have been nominated for the Big Idea Prize. You should of course feel free to let them know them as well!
2. Send a tweet to @PresidioGrad letting us know who you have nominated for the Big Idea Prize."
Spring admission: December 1 at 5:00pm PST (winner announced Dec. 15)
Fall admission: May 15 at 5:00pm PST(winner announced June 15)
We’re a school, so we like rubrics. And we want you to know what you’re aiming for. But don’t be put off by these criteria. We’re well aware that sometimes the best ideas are the craziest, the least reasonable. You never know, these criteria just might be the thing you need to crystallize that idea you’ve had in the back of your head.
That said, we’ll be on the lookout for:
• an operational strategy (what are you going to do?)
• a resource strategy (what do you need to do it?)
• anticipated outcomes (what are you going to make happen?)
Entrants must be an applicant to one of Presidio’s degree programs or a current student. Applications can be submitted concurrently with or soon after the Big Idea Prize submission.
For degree program students, “free ride” applies prospectively only.
Winners will not be required to develop their Big Idea during their academic work in a Presidio program — but that’s kind of the idea. Winners will, however, need to meet all usual academic requirements expected of our students.
Presidio intends to award at least one Big Idea Prize per calendar year, but the award need not be given in any calendar year, depending on the quality of submissions.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of Presidio alumni and professors.
"Full ride" means tuition and student fees but not books or any other expenses.