AJPM launches a second round of the Childhood Obesity Challenge

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJMP) in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a second round of the Childhood Obesity Challenge — an online competition for innovators of all backgrounds to submit promising solutions the childhood obesity epidemic.

Round 2 seeks submissions focusing on innovative policies aimed at reducing childhood obesity, as well as strategies for getting these policies adopted and applied to schools, institutions, municipalities, or other organizations.

The Challenge is open to individuals or teams from any sector, including those who might have submitted in prior AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge competitions.

Submissions will be judged based on innovativeness and potential real-world effectiveness. The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and will be featured in AJPM (website and print). Cash prizes will also go to second- and third-place winners, and the winner of the ‘Popular Vote.’

The deadline to submit is Nov. 30, with winners to be announced Jan. 15, 2013.

Visit the Challenge website http://acpmchallenge.calit2.net for details on Round 2 and to view Round 1′s submission gallery.

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