Mental Ideas Awards

Mental Ideas has opened submissions for its inaugural Mental Ideas Awards!

The Awards take place in Hong Kong and will be compered by Ambassador, Gentleman Juggler and Showman Extraordinaire Mat Ricardo: the UK’s No 1 Variety Act!

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MC Mat Ricardo

The annual Mental Ideas Awards reward and recognize inspirational individuals and non-profit groups that have made an invaluable contribution to engaging and explaining mental health in daring and innovative ways.

Benefitting enormously from the generosity of its sponsors, the objectives of the competition are to create and support the next generation of social entrepreneurs, artists, activists and innovators.

The Awards define a social entrepreneur as: “An individual who acts for public or social benefit (rather than to make money), has an innovative approach to addressing a need, and the ability to effectively develop and grow their ideas to maximize impact.”

The Awards are open to anybody in any country. Each category is judged by an independent panel of public figures and experts in their field.

In organizing these awards, Brainstorm intends to pilot and launch inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues.

Guidelines

Awards

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
CREATIVE FEATURE
SHORT STORY
SHORT FEATURE
INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST (CHOSEN BY ART BASEL)
PROMISE AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING
PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (INDIVIDUALS)
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS)