Check back for updated information this December regarding the 2024 $50,000 Idea Challenge.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the $50,000 Idea Challenge. Please follow the instructions below.

Create a DifferenceMaker Idea Platform Profile

First, you must create a DifferenceMaker Idea Platform Profile:

  1. Log in to the DifferenceMaker Idea Platform
  2. Click on the Create Profile button
  3. Complete your profile:
    • If you are the team captain, select TeamMaker
    • If you are looking to join a team, select TeamSeeker
    • If you are not sure whether you're a TeamMaker or TeamSeeker, select New Profile
    • Each team member will need to create a profile.

Then, you can apply to the Idea Challenge:

  1. Apply to the Idea Challenge Online
    • NOTE: only team captains will be able to apply
  2. Click on the applications link (team members should join)
  3. Click on the DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge button
  4. Select the team to apply
  5. Complete the form and click the submit button

NOTE: If team leaders need to be reassigned, please email:


You can preview a version of the application (pdf) but please remember to apply online.

Team Assistance

Do you have a team? Are you seeking specific members with certain skills? Or are you a seeker looking to join an existing team? Use the TeamMaker Platform!
  • Follow the Current Projects or Current Seekers links to join an existing project team or to find team members.


If you have any questions please email: