Applications have closed for this semester. Please check back in fall 2022.

The FAHSS Creative Community Competition (CCC) is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Glenn Morgan '86, FAHSS, and The Rist DifferenceMaker® Institute. To learn more, follow these links:

The Competition

The Creative Community Competition (CCC) seeks to motivate and guide students toward the improvement of their community in a measurable, actionable, and continuable manner. The competition will encourage creativity and promote serviceable thinking – from concept to delivery – required to plan and launch a potential program, product or service. The proposed concepts will seek to make the world a better place; starting with our local community.


  • The FAHSS CCC shall be open to all University students (graduate or undergraduate).
  • Each team must be led by a student from FAHSS and FAHSS students must take the leading role in developing, presenting and implementing the project.
  • Students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams, meaning students from different majors shall work together as a team in developing the submission.

More Information

Application and Executive Summary

  • After you have created a team, log back into the Idea Platform and apply to the FAHSS CCC.
  • Once your application is approved, you can then submit your executive summary via the Idea Platform.
  • Questions? Please email Wael Kamal:, Assistant Dean, FAHSS


  • 1st place team $2,500  
  • 2nd place team $1,500  
  • 3rd place team $1,000  

Important Dates

  • Sept. 15: Registration Opens 
  • Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Workshop (please note that this is mandatory and at least one representative from each prospective team must attend)
  • Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - 1p.m.: Improvathon (please note that this is mandatory and at least one representative from each prospective team must attend)
  • Dec. 23, 5 p.m.: Executive Summary Due 
  • Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m.: Final Competition Day 

Awards & Final Event

  • Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m.
  • Student finalists will present their business or non-profit enterprise plan to a judging committee.
  • The winners and awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event.


For more information contact the FAHSS Assistant Dean, Wael Kamal by email: