Ruckus Nation Design Competition - Judges Wanted!

I work with HopeLab, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness. A little while ago, I posted about a design competition that HopeLab is sponsoring called Ruckus Nation. To recap: Ruckus Nation is an online competition that challenges participants to imagine innovative products (e.g., games, devices, toys, and/or web-based, digital, or mobile solutions) that will increase physical activity among kids ages 11 to 14. HopeLab is offering more than $300,000 in cash and prizes for the winning ideas.

Since the competition opened in September, hundreds of people from around the world have registered to compete in Ruckus Nation. Now, we’re inviting people to serve as judges and help select winners. Judging is an online process that takes place in early December 2007.

For more information, please visit To register as a judge, click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions to sign up as a judge. Keep in mind that the competition is still open to submissions (until November 20)!

Please note: You can not participate as a Ruckus Nation judge if you or an immediate family member has entered Ruckus Nation as a contestant.

Ruckus Nation is sponsored by HopeLab ( and cosponsored by the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (