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Selecting the finalists

 The Families Included Prize is in three stages:

Stage 1 - Submitting your idea

  • 12 May 2016: entries open.
  • 14 July 2016: entries close.
  • After 14 July 2016: our judges choose nine finalists using the judging criteria. We'll contact you if you're a finalist.

Stage 2 - Announcing the nine finalists

  • August 2016: we announce the nine finalists.
  • 31 August 2016: finalists attend induction in Essex. This is not optional.
  • We give finalists non-financial support and a £1500 grant to develop and test their ideas with families in Essex.
  • 2 November 2016: we hold a get-together for finalists to meet and receive more support.
  • 6 January 2017: deadline for finalists to submit detailed plans.
  • After 6 January 2017: our judges choose the winner from the final nine plans, using the judging criteria.

Stage 3 - Announcement of the winner 

  • 8 February 2017: we announce the winner at an awards ceremony in Essex. They receive £10,000 to help develop their idea.

Nine Challenge Prize finalists