Lead2Feed Challenge Awards – Due: Rolling

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August 14, 2018
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September 4, 2018

Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “Lead2Feed Challenge” (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are full-time students in grades 6-12 of a public, private or charter school and students between the ages of 11 – 18 who are members of a local club or service organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts).

How to Enter. The Contest entry period will begin on August 20, 2018 at 8 a.m. (E.T.) and end on May 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.). Contest entry forms are available at and must be submitted by visiting www.lead2feed.org. For the 2018-19 year there will be two Challenge Deadlines: February 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019. Entries received on or before February 1, 2019 will be judged in the first round. Entries received between February 2, 2019 and May 31, 2019 will be judged in the second round.

Entries are to be submitted by a team of students in grades 6-12 or students between the ages of 11 – 18 who are members of a local club or service organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts) (a “Team”). Each Team must be composed of least three (3) students with a sponsoring classroom teacher or club members with an adult adviser. There is no limit to the size of the Team. Each Team may submit only one (1) entry. Each Team will create and execute a service learning project for the benefit of a Qualified Organization (defined below) by (i) setting a goal that attempts to solve a local, state-wide or national problem or need (i.e., help an existing charity or create a project in its school or community locally or nationally), (ii) developing an action plan to achieve the goal and (iii) demonstrating leadership in connection with the project. All submissions must be entered by either the teacher or adult adviser completing the submission form available at www.lead2feed.org, go to the dashboard and click on the “Enter the Challenge” button.

Each Team submission must include:

  • A completed Lead2Feed Challenge Entry Form, including complete and specific responses to each
  • A minimum of 3 photos of the team in action completing their project;
  • A video of the team in action on their project or describing the project and outcomes is recommended but
  • Identify the Qualified Organization which must be an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity under Section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code) or described in Section 4945(d)(4)(A)(i) of the Code (a “Qualified Organization”).

All entries must be submitted online and must include, without limitation, the name of the sponsoring teacher or adult adviser, an email address and phone number for the sponsoring teacher or adult adviser, the name and address of the school, name and address of the club or organization, the number of students completing the lessons and participating in the service project, the Team’s Qualified Organization, along with the additional materials described above. The Team’s teacher or adult adviser must electronically 1

sign the entry, verifying the accuracy of the project information and student participation. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) on May 31, 2019.

All entries must be the sole, original work of the Team members (including the videos, photographs and written components). All standard rules of copyright apply. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, garbled, inaudible or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.

Selection of Winners

 Lead2Feed Challenge. A panel of judges selected by Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (“Sponsor”), and Lift A Life Foundation will judge all eligible entries based on the following criteria:


Demonstration of Strategy, Structure and Culture   25%

  • Strategy: Project clearly states goals and action plan
  • Structure: Effective use of the right resources and processes to meet goal and execute plan
  • Culture: Creation of a supportive, engaging and encouraging team environment

Leadership and Teamwork  25%

Creativity and Innovation of the solution   25%

Impact on Defined problem or need (results, projected or actual)  25%


Judging for theLead2Feed Challenge will be completed on or about June 30, 2019.

Student Team Challenge Winners. For each Challenge deadline, there will be: one (1) – five (5) First Place Winning Teams, up to Thirty (30) Second Place Winning Teams, The number of Winning Teams is dependent on the number of eligible entries received and the results of the judging. The entries with the highest cumulative scores will be the First Place Winning Teams; the entries with the next highest scores will be the Second Place Winning Teams. In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-judged on the same criteria listed above. The decisions of Sponsor and the judges shall be final and binding in all respects. In the event there are less than 35 eligible entries received in each round, or if any of the entries are not in compliance with the terms of the Official Rules, there will be less than 35 winning Teams per round.

Lead2Feed Challenge Prizes and Odds. The following prizes will be awarded to each Qualified Organization that the winning Team supported as part of its Contest entry. The prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place – $10,000; Second Place – $500; The total amount of all Lead2Feed Challenge prizes shall not exceed, $130,000 for the year and shall be determined by Sponsor and judges in their sole discretion. The prizes shall be provided by the Sponsor to each winning Qualified Organization.

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and results of the judging, as applicable.

Go to https://www.lead2feed.org/about/ for more information.