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Do Something Awards And Application

I wish I had time to share this sooner. It's such a great idea! 

Since 1996, has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under*. Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause, or issue. In 2011 the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast. Check out the 2010 Do Something Award Winners here.  


The Award**:
  • 5 Nominees: Each nominee will receive a $10,000 community grant.
  • 1 Grand Prize Winner: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100,000 community grant.


Application Deadline:
Just extended, March 15th, 2011 @ 5pm EST


Do Something Award applications are reviewed and judged by the Do Something Award Academy (comprised of former winners) and Do Something Awards team (comprised of Do Something staff) who read through every application and select finalists. The Do Something Award finalists are flown to New York City, where representatives from the Do Something Award Selection Committee (comprised of key not-for-profit and corporate professionals) and the Academy interview the finalists face-to-face. The finalists are narrowed down to five Do Something Award nominees who will be honored in late August and receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. Of those five winners, one will be selected as the grand prize Do Something Award winner and receive a total of $100,000 in community grants.
*Applicants must be 25 or younger (born on or after 9/1/85) and be a US or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

**The Do Something Award community grant money is paid directly to the nominee's organization or the not-for-profit of the nominee’s choice. All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total money awarded in the form of an educational scholarship.


The Do Something Awards have grown steadily since 2007, being seen on both The CW and as a part of the 2008-9 Teen Choice Awards. Celebrity presenters & participants have included some hot acts like Scarlett Johansson, Usher, Lauren Conrad, Nick Cannon Akon, and more. 

In 2010, the Do Something Awards reached new heights, airing LIVE from Los Angeles on Vh1. Hosted by GLEE's Jane Lynch, the high-energy mix of pop culture & activism featured performances by Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars, Lifehouse, Natasha Beddingfield, and Jane herself. In addition to our signature award, the show honored celebs like the Jonas Brothers, Kathy Griffin, Kellan Lutz, and Snoop Dogg for their dedication to doing good. Megan Fox was even on-hand to introduce one of our 5 'Do Something Award' nominees. Check out the 2010 Do Something Award Winners here. 

Continuing our partnership with Vh1, this year is sure to be even bigger & better than the last. So APPLY NOW and be a part of the magic that is the 2011 Do Something Awards!

Apply for a Do Something Award!

What would you do with $100,000 toward your cause? Do more than just wonder! Apply before March 15th @ 5pm est for the chance to win a community grant and make it happen.

Highlights from the 2010 Awards: 

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About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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  1. What an amazing blog. I appreciated your honesty when you stopped by my blog. I pray God gives you the strength to find peace in your future as your realize your true potential. I love your header!

  2. It sounds like a wonderful project and I hope more people will take part in it.

  3. Sounds great, wish I could "do something", always feel trapped and full of baggage.

  4. Oh wow! How amazing is THAT o.O I really had no clue about this organization and award, but now that I do, I'm going to have to explore further :)

    Thank you for sharing!


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