Announcing the 1440 Challenge Winners

Posted on: September 1st, 2012 by Katey Kennedy

There has been a veritable whirlwind of activity surrounding the inaugural 1440 Challenge here at 1440 Foundation this summer. We reviewed close to 170 submissions, selected our top 20 semi-finalists, further filtered that list down to six finalists, convened the judging panel, hosted finalist presentations, and completed the deliberations to select three winners. It was a strong field of submissions, and we were honored to review literally dozens of fresh ideas and insightful programs designed to promote self-awareness, empathy, authenticity and trust.

Drum roll, please….

We’re delighted to announce that the three winners of this year’s 1440 Challenge are (in alphabetical order) The Headspace Experiment, Teen Wellness Counselor, and What Matters Now. Each winner will receive a $25,000 award as well as assistance from members of the judging panel. In addition, all 20 semi-finalists have been given complimentary admission to the Wisdom 2.0 conference,February 21-24, 2013 at Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.

This has been a very exciting process for all of us and we’re delighted to help nurture such fantastic and much-needed programs, practices and ideas. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in this 1440 Challenge. We are thrilled with the result and equally eager to see what next year brings!

6 Responses

  1. kawika says:

    What an amazing collection of entries in the 1440 Challenge. I can only imagine how difficult it was to choose just three organizations to receive those $25,000 awards, but I’m certainly eager to see what happens next.

  2. Katey Kennedy says:

    I loved learning about these amazing people doing such great work. Congratulations to The Headspace Experiment, What Matters Now and Teen Wellness Counselor – you are really making a difference in creating compassionate communities and developing authentic relationships. We are honored to be working with you.

  3. Congratulations on such a great selection of people, ideas and incredible missions – here’s to forging ahead with meaning and gratitude in our lives. Thank you for sharing this adventure with us 1440 Challenge Team – means the world that so many of us are truly compassionate about Living Life!

  4. Soren Gordhamer says:

    Enjoyed being a part of it!

  5. Soren Gordhamer says:

    I enjoyed being a part of it!

  6. Soren Gordhamer says:

    I enjoyed being a part of it!