During the second annual Booz Allen Aspen Ideas Award, 15 finalists—five for each Festival section—were chosen to present their ideas at the Aspen Ideas Festival. After three highly competitive pitch competitions, the Aspen Institute and Booz Allen Hamilton are proud to present the Award winners who were chosen by our panel of judges.
Spotlight Health Winner
Mona Hanna-Attisha - Flint Kids Read
Festival 1 Winner
Marcus Bullock and Dwayne Betts - Flikshop and the Flikshop School of Business
Developed with Booz Allen Hamilton, the Aspen Ideas Award is designed to inspire ideas and innovation that will have a lasting impact on communities around the globe. Each year the Aspen Institute will choose prompts that acknowledge challenges to the well-being of our planet and of our society. All Festival Scholars and Speakers are eligible to submit a project and all Festival attendees are encouraged to engage in the selection process by voting for and commenting on Award submissions. The Aspen Ideas Award culminates in a live pitch session during the Aspen Ideas Festival where 5 finalists in each of our sessions–Spotlight Health, Festival 1, and Festival 2–will pitch their projects for a chance to win $25,000.