Form a Team: Five (5) Members and a Team Coach.
Each team should be composed of five (5) youth members and one (1) team coach. Team members can be college students, youth from community groups and organizations, working professionals, or a combination thereof. Each team member should be aged 18 to 30 years old. The team coach 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 coach 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, click Join Now again to 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. You can save your draft and continue working on it by logging in the website. Just make sure that you submit your final proposal before the deadline.
Entries must present an idea and a detailed plan to address a health-related need, problem, or opportunity of a specific community. Communities may not necessarily be geographical in nature but can also be a community of shared interests or values, or represent a social group such as mothers, a youth group from BASECO, etc.
The need or problem of the chosen community should fall under one or more of the following categories based on health systems and/or other issues specified below:
  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
    Priority health conditions to be addressed: maternal health, infant and young child health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases
  7. Health programs related to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
    E.g. There is no existing program that addresses reproductive health needs during disaster.
  8. Health of Persons with Disabilities
    E.g. Health practitioners in your area have little or no proper training and skills in handling patients with special needs.
  9. Health of the Elderly
    E.g. Members of senior citizens group have low level of health seeking behavior and high incidence of depression.
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.
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
  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-January to July. 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.

Provision of Seed Money to jumpstart the implementation of your positive idea

Unilab Foundation, Inc. may choose up to twenty (20) 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

In August 2017, teams who have successfully completed their project implementation will present the results of their respective programs at the Ideas Positive Final Presentations.

At least three (3) teams will be awarded as the Ideas Positive Winners: Grand Champion, 2nd Place and 3rd Place.

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 Coach.

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 Coach.

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 Coach.