Form a Team: Five (5) Members and a Team Mentor.
Each team should be composed of five (5) youth members and one (1) mentor.

Team members can be college students, youth from community groups and organizations, working professionals, or a combination thereof. Each team member must be aged 18 to 30 years old by October 30, 2017.

The team mentor can be anyone who has the proper competency to guide the team throughout the program. Although usually a professor, it is not required for the team Mentor to be from the academe.
Go to www.ideaspositive.org and create an account.
Click the Join Now icon in the website to sign up. Once you have successfully logged-in, you can start creating your proposal.
Submit your positive idea.
Complete the Registration Form (one per team), tell us your Key Involvements (to be accomplished by the team leader) and fill out the Entry Form. The Entry Form is where you talk about your idea on how to address the health-related need or problem of your chosen community.

Please make sure that all fields are filled out and should have a maximum of 200 words each. You can save your draft and continue working on it by logging in the website. Just make sure that you submit your final proposal on or before October 30, 2017 at 12 midnight.
Entries must present an idea and a detailed plan to address a health-related need, problem, or opportunity of a specific community. Community may not necessarily be geographical in nature, but can also be a community of shared interests or values, or representative of a social group, such as farmers, fisher folks, women, or members of the LGBT community, etc.
The need or problem of the chosen community should fall under one of the following priority topics:
  • Non-Communicable and Lifestyle-Related Diseases
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Diseases Related to Urbanization (Accidents, Road Safety, Pollution, etc.)
  • Mental Health
  • Health of the Elderly
  • Health of Persons with Disabilities
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Infectious Diseases (HIV, Tuberculosis, etc.)
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (Dengue, Chikungunya, etc.)
The proposed intervention must be aligned to one or more of the following categories, adopted from the World Health Organization's Health Systems Framework:
  1. Health Care Financing
    E.g. First-time parents not having enough money to pay for expenses related to the birth of their child.
  2. Health Information and Research
    E.g. Health center has no way of tracking who are the pregnant teenagers in the community.
  3. Leadership and Governance for Health
    E.g. "No smoking" ordinance is not implemented thoroughly in the barangay.
  4. Health Human Resources
    E.g. Elderly barangay health workers are unable to help in the health center because they do not know how to use the health center computers.
  5. Health Technology and Products
    E.g. Health center does not have a system to track which medicines are still available or not.
  6. Health Service Delivery
    E.g. Immunization services do not reach a far-flung community of indigenous people.
For more information about health systems please refer to: http://www.wpro.who.int/health_services/health_systems_framework/en/
The idea/project should be innovative and provides a new approach to address the community's need/s and/or problem/s. It should NOT be an existing program or scaled down version of an existing initiative.
The idea/project must be sustainable, i.e. should continue to thrive beyond the six (6) months implementation period, and must harness bayanihan spirit in the chosen community.
It is highly encouraged that the idea/project or select components of the project has the potential to be replicable, i.e. can be implemented beyond the original community or in other communities.
The full project cost must be within a PHP100,000 budget but the teams can seek for secondary source of funds subject to the approval of Ideas Positive.
Teams must comply with the requirements of Ideas Positive in each phase of the competition:
  1. Recruitment: Registration and Entry Forms
  2. Live Screening: Birth Certificates, Waiver Forms, Evaluation Forms
  3. Boot Camp: Waiver Forms, Signed Terms and Conditions, Signed Memorandum of Agreement, Evaluation Forms and Full attendance of the teams
  4. Initial Community Visit: Compliance to guidelines for community visits, Final Project Management Plan and BOSCARD
  5. Final Community Visit: Compliance to guidelines for community visits
  6. Implementation: Monthly submission of progress tracker
  7. Finals and Awarding: Executive Summary, Final Report, Final Deck, Waiver Forms, Evaluation Forms
Project implementation must be completed and accomplished within the six (6) month implementation period, i.e. mid-February to August.
We highly encourage each team to immerse themselves in their chosen community, or at least visit the community, to have a first-hand experience of their needs and problems before submitting their entry or at least before the Live Screening.
Unilab Foundation, Inc. has the right to adjust/change the schedule/timetable and/or venue/s as it deems necessary.
Each team must comply with the requirements of each phase of the Ideas Positive. Unilab Foundation, Inc. has the right to impose penalties such as, but not limited to, deduction of points as it deems necessary.
Unilab Foundation, Inc. has the right to disqualify any team at any stage of Ideas Positive should it fail to abide by the Mechanics/Rules and Regulations and/or failure of their project. Disqualified teams are obliged to return the remainder of their Seed Money.
Unilab Foundation, Inc. shall automatically own exclusive rights to all ideas, plans, and materials submitted and/or produced by the participants, entrants, and teams throughout all the Ideas Positive phases commencing from the submission of entry including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property Rights.
All decisions of the Unilab Foundation, Inc. and the judges are final.
Relatives of United Laboratories, Inc. and Unilab Foundation employees, staff, Project Officers, Project Managers and Consultants, up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, are disqualified from joining Ideas Positive.
Unilab Foundation, Inc. may choose up to 17 teams to qualify for the Ideas Positive Boot Camp, who will have the chance to receive up to PHP100,000 as seed money to implement their positive ideas in their chosen communities for six (6) months.

Good work has its rewards

On August 2018, teams who have successfully completed their project implementation will present the results of their respective programs at the Ideas Positive Grand Finals Presentation during the Ideas Positive National Youth Forum on Public Health.

Up to five (5) teams will be awarded as the Ideas Positive Winners: Grand Champion, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4th Place, and 5th Place. Special recognitions may be awarded as determined by Unilab Foundation

Winners will receive the following:

Grand Champion

  • Ideas Positive Grand Champion Trophy for each member of the winning team;
  • Ideas Positive Grand Champion Trophy for their school/organization;
  • Total of PHP50,000 cash prize for the team members; and
  • PHP10,000 honorarium for the Team Mentor.

2nd Place

  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for the team;
  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for their school/organization;
  • Total of PHP40,000 cash prize for the team members; and
  • PHP8,000 honorarium for the Team Mentor.

3rd Place

  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for the team;
  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for their school/organization;
  • Total of PHP30,000 cash prize for the team members; and
  • PHP6,000 honorarium for the Team Mentor.

4th and 5th Place

  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for the team;
  • Ideas Positive Runner-Up Trophy for their school/organization;
  • Total of PHP20,000 cash prize for the team members; and
  • PHP5,000 honorarium for the Team Mentor.