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Competing to Change the World

Okay, maybe the nominees for our Project Enterprise Contest aren't changing the world—but they are working to change their corner of it. And we here at NOW are pleased to announce that Ashoka, the much-esteemed global association of "social entrepreneurs," is going to help us choose among these nominees to select finalists for the Project Enterprise Contest. Learn more about Ashoka by visiting their website.

We've received dozens of nominations so far for the Project Enterprise Contest. And they're an impressive bunch. They're launching or running projects that use innovative solutions to tackle intractable social problems: poverty, lack of affordable housing, homelessness, environmental degradation, among many more. Some of these solutions may indeed have the power to transform the world in the sense that they can be adapted to help different types of communities around the world, thus maximizing their impact.

We've extended the nomination period until July 31st, so there's still time to nominate an up-and-coming social change pioneer. Read our Project Enterprise Contest page to learn about the specific qualifications we're looking for. We will announce the finalists in August and open up the selection process to YOU to help us choose the winner! The winner will share the joys and challenges of their project on this website and also appear on the NOW weekly broadcast.


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One of the most important social problems of today is the fact that a corporate owned media operating in a corporate owned nation is not telling the truth about many of our social problems. They cover up a multitude of corporate sins and keep people trapped into prisons in their mind.

In order to free the spirit of the people of our nation, as well as free the spirit of people of all nations, mankind needs to be able to freely speak; freely share, without intimidation. Today's corporate media is on a tangent to copyright every recorded clip of media, be it audio or video or print. They want to spoon feed it piecemeal, for an amount of money that they set up to make it very expensive and difficult to obtain the most important information. If it is trivial information, like a Britney Spears song; it is cheap. If it is of the utmost importance, like a statistical or legal record that proves a situation that warrants social attention, it is sold for $250 a page, and sometimes the pages of these reports run 400 pages each! I once paid almost $3000 for a public record regarding past court hearings dealing with cell phone towers!

Now for the guy that is doing something to bring the voices of every one who wants to learn how to develop into the future media of America, which will be grass roots in nature: Bobby Kennedy is working on finding and supporting talent from the bottom economic stratus of America in order that their talent might be realized.

Go to and click on the FILM FEST 2007 link for further information.

Thanks for doing this.

I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for newbies. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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