#NCBigIdea Challenge

THANK YOU!

 

Submission PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR #NCBIGIDEA!

Follow #NCBigIdea for updates, and check back here at NCBigIdea.org.

 


#NCBIGIDEA BRACKET

To make themes easier to digest, IEI staff first went through all of the 150+ submissions and identified 34 discrete ideas, then with input from IEI National Advisory Board Members and others, narrowed the pool down to 11, and then to five. A special review committee then narrowed the ideas down to a final three, which will be open for a public vote in March, 2018. To view the complete list of submitted “idea titles,” click here (note that some titles have been modified for clarity). If you shared an idea, and do not see how your idea fits into those themes listed above, please email us at emergingissues@ncsu.edu.


WHAT’S NEXT?!
  • This winter, IEI will further research these three topics. Be sure to tune into IEI’s podcast, First in Future, and subscribe to IEI’s monthly digest for more information.
  • In March 2018, the NC public will hear more about the three ideas, and have the opportunity to vote — deciding which big idea will be featured as an upcoming Emerging Issues Forum topic (think March Madness meets the Bachelor, with one final Big Idea topic receiving the coveted rose).
  • Be sure to follow #NCBigIdea on Twitter, and check back here at www.NCBigIdea for continuous updates!

Submission Guidelines AND CRITERIA (THE FINE PRINT)

We wanted you to THINK BIG, to imagine a broad issue that North Carolinians can work on together that will improve our state economically in the long-term. We shared past topics to get your creative juices flowing, and shared the below general criteria for submitting big ideas:

1.  Generate curiosity and conversations by a broad group of people across the state

2.  Provide a platform for multiple perspectives on the topic

3.  Move participants toward agreement on actions, both locally and statewide

 

SubmissionS WERE TO INCLUDE:
  • A title for your big idea, not to exceed 100 characters
  • A brief description of your big idea, not to exceed 100 words. Be sure to mention the idea’s:
    • Ability to generate middle ground
    • Relevance for multiple sectors, issues (e.g., health, education, built and natural environment, economy), and demographic groups
    • Already growing momentum or energy across the state
  • Your name, email, and phone number (in case we need to reach you)
  • Relevant links to more information from credible sources

 

Submission PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR #NCBIGIDEA!

Follow #NCBigIdea for updates, and check back here at NCBigIdea.org.


THE EVEN FINER Print (for you Policy wonks, geeks and competition junkies): CLICK HERE!

 

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For press inquiries, please contact Nan Sanseverino at nan_sanseverino@ncsu.edu. A media kit is available for download below.


Media Kit