Grappleline invites entries for the 2015 WHAT IF Challenge to solve real problems in their communities. The‘What If’ challenge aims to stimulate the minds of everyone to imagine and share ideas that could solve real problems and add value to the world.

Grappleline believes that the most important discoveries come from the simplest questions – and so they’re inviting everyone to join them in asking questions that really matter.  By submitting your ‘WHAT IF’ question, you will automatically enter for a chance to win prizes valued up to $11,000.

Prizes

The total value of the prize packages is $11,000

  • 1st prize will be awarded to the winner who posted the best sentence based on the jury’s selection criteria. It is worth $5,000 and is made up of:
    • – A full-feature Website (worth $2,000): Grappleline
    • – Product/Service Branding (worth $1,200): DesignHub
    • – Business/Startup Consulting (worth $500): EnterpriseLab
    • – Digital Marketing Services + Credits (worth $500): Grappleline Digital
    • – Office Table/Space for 3 Months (worth $500)
    • – Premium Domain + Hosting (worth $300): HostSleek
    • – Press Coverage by Africa On The RIse
    • – Cash Prize ($300)
  • The 2nd is worth $3,500 and is made up of:
    • – A full-feature Website (worth $1,500): Grappleline
    • – Product/Service Branding (worth $1,000): DesignHub
    • – Digital Marketing Services + Credits (worth $300): Grappleline Digital
    • – Office Table/Space for 2 Months (worth $300)
    • – Premium Domain + Hosting (worth $200): HostSleek
    • – Press Coverage by Africa On The Rise – Cash Prize ($200)
  • The 3rd is worth $2,500 and is made up of:
    • – A full-feature Website (worth $1,000): Grappleline
    • – Product/Service Branding (worth $800): DesignHub
    • – Digital Marketing Services + Credits (worth $300): Grappleline Digital
    • – Office Table/Space for 1 Month (worth $200)
    • – Premium Domain + Hosting (worth $100): HostSleek
    • – Press Coverage by Africa On The Rise – Cash Prize ($100)

Eligibility

  • Open to Africans
  • The Participant’s “#WHATIF” sentence must express a dream, a problem identified in the society, or an innovative project that adds value. The proposal submitted by the Participant must be achievable (and thus, cannot be based on non-existent technologies).

The jury of thinkers and dreamers will carefully select the top 3 ideas based on the following criteria:

  • The originality of the proposal (40%)
  • The feasibility of the proposal (20%)
  • The practical applications to societal/business problems (20%)
  • The proposal’s social media response (Likes/Shares/Comments) (20%).

How to Participate

Participation is very simple: Think of how you’d like to change the world and write it down in the form of a short question starting with the words “WHAT IF”.

  1. Submit an interesting, world-changing or thought-provoking ‘What If’ question using the form on this page. The sentence written and posted by the Participant must be a question, up to 140-characters long and begin with the phrase “WHAT IF…”
  2. Within 24 hours, you’d be E-mailed a graphic design of your #WhatIf entry.
  3. Upload on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Profile. Remember to include the hashtag #WhatIf.
  4. To read the Terms and Conditions, Download the full contest guide here.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

For more information, click HERE.