Creativity. Responsibility. Leadership
CONTESTfor Social Innovation Leaders

ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS COMPLETED

To take part in the Сontest, please, read closely
 The Regulation of the SOL Contest 2020.

Contest for people, who improve the environment & community around — Konkurs SOL.


We believe that if there are social problems, then there are solutions to these problems. We want to find and support those who solve it, in order to widespread the best social solutions!


Contest For leaders from different sectors, who creates sustainable solutions to social and ecology challenges in Russia.

We reckon that the Contest should attract the attention of investors who focus not only on financial, but also on the social effectiveness of participant’s projects. By submitting an application for the Contest, you get the opportunity to show your project to one of these investors.

PRIZE FUND

For Contest Finalists

Ashoka Visionary Program

Scholarship for studying
on Ashoka Visionary Program
for a new generations of leaders

YPO Legacy

Participation in the YPO Impact
development program (YPO Russia Chapter)
for young entrepreneurs.

Elena Polyakova

Storytelling training
by Elena Polyakova, TEDxSadovoeRing
speaker training coach.

Scholarship for studying

Scholarship for studying
on The School of System Change program,
organized by the British center Forum for the Future.

Pro bono support todogood

Participation in pro bono
marathon by todogood
social change platform


The distribution of prizes among the finalists will be decided by an independent jury together with the SOL Center team on the basis of a series of final interviews and depending on the objectives of the project submitted to the Contest and the tasks, set by the project leader.

 

For the Participants

For the participants of 3rd qualification step

For the participants of 3rd qualification step: participation in creative session from the Most Creative Camp

For the participants of 2nd qualification step

For the participants of 2nd qualification step: opportunity to participate in “Impact Management” online workshop from SOL Team

For all Contest participants

For all Contest participants: opportunity to participate in “Why?” online workshop, dedicated to understanding and formulating the social impact of the project

Whys and wherefores to participate in Contest

3rd

Knowledge
 
Knowledge and tools for the projects development and priority to participate in the SOL Center educational programs

2nd

Occupational
Contacts
The Contest helps project leaders to meet other project leaders

All

New Vision
 
Problematic questions and interviews helps contestants to see their own activity in a new perspective, highlight the “white spots” of their business

If you have questions, or want to receive news about the Competition, send them by mail start@s-ol.ru.

Before participation, carefully read
  The Terms and Conditions of SOL Contest-2020.

PARTICIPANTS

PARTICIPANTS

SOL CONTEST 2020 FINALISTS

 

BORONIN SERGEY

BORONIN SERGEY

FoxCamp

Moscow
International summer camp for children with diabetes FoxCamp.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Studying on Ashoka Visionary Program
  • Participation in the pro bono marathon from todogood platform of social change
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing
DROZDOVA TATIANA

DROZDOVA TATIANA

YoungOld

Moscow
Festival of projects and services for senior people YoungOld.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing
KOLESNIKOVA ANASTASIYA

KOLESNIKOVA ANASTASIYA

Local Food Market

Moscow
Local Food Market.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Studying on School of System Change Program
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing
REBETSKAYA MARGARITA

REBETSKAYA MARGARITA

InterAction Fund

Moscow
Inclusive multimedia project InterAction.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Studying on Ashoka Visionary Program
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing
HALETSKAYA EKATERINA

HALETSKAYA EKATERINA

Impact Hub Moscow

Moscow
Impact Hub Moscow Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Center.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing
SHUKASHEVA FARANGIZA

SHUKASHEVA FARANGIZA

Neupusti.net

Portal of opportunities for youth in education, employment and entrepreneurship.

  • Participation in YPO Impact (YPO Legacy) program
  • Team work for building and administration of Impact Management & Measurement system
  • Storytelling training by Elena Polyakova, speaker training coach for TEDxSadovoeRing

SOL Contest-2020. Results of the 1st Stage

 

1

An Rudolf

Sent-Petersburg

EatmeAPP application, restaurant food with discounts up to 80%
https://eatmeapp.ru

2

Анисимова Мария

Нижний Новгород

PianoFest, inclusive theater festival
http://www.tepi.org

3

Boronin Sergey

Moscow

FoxCamp international camp for children with diabetes
https://fox-camp.ru

4

Valkovskiy Anton

Volgograd

Decades of Public Art (Re)Find Common
https://vk.com/publicartvlg

5

Voskresenskiy Mihail

Sent-Petersburg

Young geologist online club
https://geoclub.online/

6

Гершензон Ольга

Москва

Lorett, satellite monitoring laboratories for schoolchildren
http://lorett.org/

7

Dolgova Olga

Tula Region

Coliving and coworking The Mill
http://melnicaspace.ru

8

Drozdova Tatiana

Moscow

«New Old» city festival
https://www.young-old.ru

9

Zubkova Olga

Perm

Inclusive camp «Friendly» New Town
https://tetradka.org.ru/projects/newcityfriendly/

10

Kabirova Alfiya

Tumen

«Abiem» social manufacturing
https://abiem.online/

11

Kolesnikova Anastasiya

Moscow

Local food market
https://locallocal.ru

12

Korostelyova Valeriya

Moscow

«Collector» recycling project
https://sobirator.ru

13

Kostyna Valeriya

Vladivostok

Social Project Navigation System «Open City»
https://opencity.life/

14

Kuleshova Juliya

Sent-Petersburg

Platform for educational, psychological and media initiatives «They'll Believe You»
https://verimtebe.ru

15

Linkova Nataliya

Moscow

«Grandmother for an Hour» project
a href="https://babushkanachas.ru/" target="_blank">https://babushkanachas.ru

16

Litvinov Nikita

Moscow

«Simple Deed» sustainable development project
простое-дело.рф

17

Mahmutova Guzeliya

Kazan

«Archidety» creative workshops
http://archideti.ru

18

Mironenko Elena

Moscow

«Taiga» ecological goods and life-blog
https://vk.com/ecotaiga

19

Nekrasov Dmitriy

Voronezh

«Young» online school
https://youngschool.ru

20

Pesin Maksim

Moscow

Watches for the elderly «Life Button»
https://knopka24.ru

21

Petrakova Larisa

Moscow

«Zero Waste» shop
http://zerowasteshop.moscow/

22

Prizova Olga

Moscow

«Unity» charitable foundation for mental disabled
http://edinenie.pro

23

Rabekhov Temur

Moscow

Платформа «К свободе сквозь насилие»
http://socialplatform.tilda.ws/

24

Rebetskaya Margarita

Moscow

«InterAction» inclusive multimedia project
https://www.interactionfund.com/

25

Sarapova Elizaveta

Krasnoyarsk

«Face Painting Team» youth association
https://teamgrim.ru

26

Selendeeva Oksana

Moscow

CODDY programming school for children
https://coddyschool.com/

27

Slabodskaya Marina

Moscow

Healthy nutrition principles project «Healthy Nutrition from A to Z»
https://zdorovoe.menu/

28

Sorina Olga

Sent-Petersburg

«Inhale» center for psychological assistance
https://helptohelpers.ru

29

Татулов Артем

Москва

Онлайн-программа по самоопределению подростков Generator
http://www.generator.camp

30

Tomshina Uliana

Ekaterinburg

«Blagomarket» charity store
http://blagomarket.store

31

Flior Olga

Moscow

«Meet for Charity» charity project
https://meetforcharity.today

32

Khaletskaya Ekaterina

Moscow

«Impact Hub Moscow» social innovation and entrepreneurship support center
http://impacthubmoscow.net

33

Chestina Tatiana

Moscow

«Ecowiki» platform for the development of the ecological community of Russia
https://ecowiki.ru

34

Cherhanov Alexey

Simferopol

«Clever Environs» recycling eco-plants
https://sreda.in

35

Shaposhnikov Alexey

Perm

«OpenCity Platform» IT-project for the development of Russian cities
http://myopencity.org/ru/

36

Shukasheva Farangiza

Almaty

Portal of opportunities for youth in education, employment and entrepreneurship
https://neupusti.net

 

CONTEST STEPS

Each stage of the Contest ends with a bonus educational event. The participants of the Competition will get practical world insights and tools that are necessary for the development of effective approaches to promote social innovation at the system level.

Экспертная оценка

1. Expert Judgement

MARCH, 2 – APRIL, 20

Participants should fill out an application on site. Applications are accepted until April 13, 2020 inclusive. SOL Center experts conduct a selection of applications to the second stage from April, 13 to April 20, 2020.

An email, inviting participants to a personal interview, will be sent to those who qualify to the second stage.

Bonus

Stage ends with an online seminar “Why?” (“Impact Cycle”) for all participants of the first stage. “Why?” — is a seminar on understanding and formulating the social impact of the contestant’s project. It helps to see the achieved social results, analyze the strategy, build an effective model for solving a social and/or ecological problem.

Интервью-1

2. First
Interview

April, 20 – May, 15

Face-to-face or online meetings with SOL Center Jury. For non-Moscow Region participants an online interview format is assumed.

Bonus

This stage ends with an online seminar “Impact Management” for participants of the second stage. The workshop helps to qualitatively and quantitatively measure the social efficiency of project’s activities, as well as to issue data in a report for clients, sponsors, the public and civil servants.
The date of the workshop will be announced additionally.

Интервью-2

3. Second Interview

May, 15 – JUNE, 1

Face-to-face meetings with members of the SOL Center Jury. For non-Moscow Region participants an online interview format is assumed.
An email, inviting participants to the finals, will be sent to those who qualify to the finals. The names of the finalists will be published on the Contest website.

Bonus

Participation in creative session from the Most Creative Camp.

Финал

4. Finals

June, 4-5, 2020

Interviews with independent jury members.

Face-to-face final meetings with jury members in Moscow. Online interview format is not supposed.

Объявление победителей

Finalist Announcement

June, 7-15

Finalists will be announced in a period from June, 7 to June. 15, 2020. Finalists will be listed on the Contest website.

Критерии отбора

QUALIFICATION
CRITERIA

The main selection criteria are the availability of current experience in creating and developing projects with sustainable solutions to social and/or ecological challenges and the desire to solve the problem at the system level.

The Jury has the right to choose the finalists of the Contest, taking into account additional criteria, such as:

  • Project innovation.
  • Leader’s creativity.
  • Systematicity of Leader.
  • Social impact scaling of the project.

Before participation, carefully read The Terms and Conditions of SOL Contest-2020.

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world."

For over 35 years, Ashoka has been providing global support to leaders of social change in different sectors of the economy.

In 2018 Ashoka Fund entered the rating of the world’s top 5 NPO by NGOadvisor rating (NGO ADVISOR is a Geneva-based independent media organization, committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the nonprofit sector).

Based on her experience in providing global support and developing social entrepreneurship all over the world, Ashoka has developed a unique educational Ashoka Visionary Program.

School of System Change – educational program, created by the British center Forum for the Future.

The program is aimed to practical acquaintance with key skills and tools which are necessary for managing system changes, and aimed at solving complex problems of sustainable development. The program brings together participants from the business, non-profit sector, public sector and changemakers from all around the world.

todogood — is a platform of social change that allows to make a professional contribution to the development of the nonprofit sector and society as a whole.

Since 2016, todogood platform has implemented more than 70 projects (together with socially-oriented organizations, including major charitable foundations), such as: “Naked Heart Foundation”, “The Joy of Old Age”, “Vera Hospice Charity Foundation”, as well as small non-profit organizations.

In 2018, members of the todogood community implemented more than 37 consulting projects, marketing research, and also helped launch 4 social startups.

YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) is premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO Russia is the oldest Russian division of YPO — the world's largest association of managers and owners of medium and large companies that at the time of their entry into the community did not reach the age of 45 years. Now YPO has more than 24,000 members in 130 countries.

If you have questions, or want to receive news about the Competition, send them by mail start@s-ol.ru.

Before participation, carefully read
  The Terms and Conditions of SOL Contest-2020.

Jury

Jury

Independent Jury Members

Oleg Volkosh

Oleg Volkosh

President of Mediaplus Group,
Young Presidents’ Organization Russia (YPO) Chairman.

Anton Stepanenko

Anton Stepanenko

Founder of todogood platform
of social changes, Director for
The Boston Consulting Group Moscow Office.

Olga Shirobokova

Olga Shirobokova

Group Leader of the “System Approach in Social Entrepreneurship” for Ashoka Globalizer international accelerator, co-founder of Impact Academy CZ educational project.

Sergey Solonin

Sergey Solonin

Impact investor, entrepreneur,
chairman of the Board of Directors of QIWI Group.

SOL CENTER JURY

SOL CENTER JURY

Jioulnar Asfari

Jioulnar Asfari

SOL’ Innovation Center
Executive Director.

Social Entrepreneurship popularizer, methodologist of assessment of social effects in business, evangelist of venture philanthropy in Russia.

Andrey Andrusov

Andrey Andrusov

SOL’ Innovation Center
Deputy Executive Director.

School educator, chair of the WAPO board (international non-profit organization in health care, Wapo.org).

Alexey Maslov

Alexey Maslov

Project manager at SOL Center.

Education explorer, sociologist, group communication facilitator.

Ekaterina Kudryavtseva

Ekaterina Kudryavtseva

Project Coordinator
in the SOL Center Team since 2014.

She is an experienced volunteer, coordinator, producer of cultural, educational and charity projects with 5 years of experience in commercial organizations in the field of marketing and PR.

Maya Fedotova

Maya Fedotova

Maya has 12 years of experience in implementing corporate projects in leading insurance companies and the banking sector, participated in organizing the largest educational exhibition Moscow International Salon of Education as a head of department. Maya is also a leader in mapping projects of SOL Team.

Mikhail Voronin

Mikhail Voronin

Investment analyst.

In the SOL Team, Mikhail is involved in evaluating educational start-ups and social impact. Prior to that, he worked in the commercial and educational sectors and engaged in the analysis of educational data.

Evgenia Degtyareva

Evgenia Degtyareva

Head of educational projects.

For more than 15 years, she worked in the banking and investment sectors, and also organized educational events, children's and family camps and festivals.

QUOTATIONS

QUOTATIONS

Maria Rachinskaya

During the Contest we presented our projects to people of very different backgrounds and received very different reactions — and all this knocked out of the everyday circle of thoughts about what you were doing, and allowed to look at the problem from a new perspective. It was interesting and unusual to answer unexpected questions, and it was great that they concerned not only to my project, but to me personally: you often get used to thinking about yourself through the lens of your work. It seems to me that during the Contest I not only learned to explain much better what I was doing, but also rethought many important aspects of my project. Separate pleasant and useful part of the Contest were meetings with other participants.

Educational Ashoka program named “visionary” for a reason. The main thing it does - it gives a certain value perspective in all aspects of social entrepreneurship (alongside with attached training package and a serious reading list). Each module was a source of great inspiration to change for me. Now I have started a new ecosystem project, and this was primarily due to Ashoka.

Maria Rachinskaya

Finalist of SOL Contest-2017,
“The Noon” project, Moscow

Oksana Kuharchuk

Ashoka Visionary Program provided me with:

— knowledge

Within training I get the integral picture of how to build social business and understanding how to develop a sustainable financial business model, with the main message coming from the business aspect.

Even if you work in a charity organization, there are monetization tools and approaches and mechanisms to have additional financial flows, thus allowing to ensure the stability of development.

— communication with entrepreneurs from different countries

Ashoka Visionary Program is a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of entrepreneurship with people who have already achieved amazing results. For example, people who change the health care system, the farming system in Africa, and so on. This general communication provided an opportunity to understand how they do it and how to achieve such tremendous results.

Oksana Kuharchuk

Finalist of SOL Contest-2017,
“Talented Me” project, Moscow

Elizaveta Hlynina

It’s rare to find such a concentration of absolutely meaningful projects, created by caring hot-eyed people. It is very joyful that such projects are exist and live. Many sincere thanks for what you do — this is very important.

And one comment from a business point of view. Do not be modest, try to constantly demand and ask, talk about what is needed, what are the problems. One must always find the opportunity to pull up these resources from any space, because resources are everywhere, it is important to learn how to notice them. Train this competency in yourself, and then everything will work out. Wish you luck!

Elizaveta Hlynina

SKOLKOVO Practicum Program Director

Alexey Goryachev

I was stoked by the level of participants; the projects that you do are already beautiful, they are beyond the scope of what is possible for the average person. I really want this contest to change the perception of what you are doing and expand the scope and horizons.

What you have already achieved is a sign that you can still do a lot! And it seems to me very important not to forget: when you influences, help one category of people, in fact, you very strongly influence the second side, those who are trying to join you, to support.

Alexey Goryachev

Entrepreneur, investment banker, investor.
Senior Partner for RB Partners,
Head of YPO Moscow, SKOLKOVO Ambassador

HISTORY

HISTORY

2019

2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

2019

CONTEST for leaders
who create sustainable entrepreneurial solutions
to social and ecology issues in Russia

Participants: 185

Finalists 2019

LAZIBNAYA ANASTASIYA

LAZIBNAYA ANASTASIYA

Baba-Deda

Baba-Deda (Grandma & Grandpa) (Moscow) — social online navigator for searching the offline programs, designed to meet the needs of the older generation that allows to find new meanings of life.

MALLABIU ALLA

MALLABIU ALLA

The Secret Language

The Secret Language project (Saint-Petersburg) is an online platform, which aims to:
1. Suggest new vision on sign language. In the interpretation of its creators it is not a deaf-mute language but the secret language of superheroes - comic book heroes, which is interesting and fun to learn.
2. Create a platform for intercultural dialogue by means of translating the comic into various languages. Then the aim is to create more comic stories where national heroes are the main characters.

PERYAZEVA NATALIYA

PERYAZEVA NATALIYA

Tales by the Fireside

Project programs (Moscow) are aimed at improving the interaction of younger and older generations through joint leisure and interactive courses.

NIKITAS DENIS

NIKITAS DENIS

Shtab (Headquarters) creative space

Shtab (Headquarters) is the first independent creative space in Smolensk, which has become a platform for the implementation of different public initiatives; a place to build horizontal connections in the city and a conductor of social changes initiated from below.

ELENA GOROKHOVA

ELENA GOROKHOVA

Ecowiki.ru

Platform (Moscow) for the implementation of public initiatives, a place to build horizontal links in the city and a conductor of social change, initiated from below.

DMITRY ZAKARLYUKIN

DMITRY ZAKARLYUKIN

Aircms.online

Aircms.online (Chelyabinsk) — public air quality monitoring system.

2018

Development of the Territories
and Local Communities

Participants: 120

Finalists 2018

Mikhail Krykov

Mikhail Krykov

“Dobrovolitsy”

Project dedicated to development of local community throughout involvement to charity.

Kseniya Stepanenko

Kseniya Stepanenko

“Social Lab”

The mission of the project: to create a space for sincere and effective dialogue concerning the city between the concerned citizens, business and government.

2017

Youth Capacity Development

Participants: 65

Finalists 2017

Oksana Kuharchuk

Oksana Kuharchuk

Talentedme.ru

Maria Rachinskaya

Maria Rachinskaya

“The Noon”

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

Contest organizer
& provider

SOL Center

SOL Center

Contest coordinator
Ekaterina Kudryavtseva

Contest 's additional information you can find
by the link Facebook or VK

SOL Center additional information you can find
by the link s-ol.ru or Facebook

If you have any questions or suggestion, please, don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail start@s-ol.ru