Why are only young people over 18 eligible to enter the contest?  

We recognize individuals under the age of 18 also have excellent “solution ideas”.  However, we are limiting entries to young people between 18 – 35 because we believe these individuals have the highest probability to be able to pivot their work on their ideas if exposure by DaVinci Project opens important impact opportunities for them. 

No, we are only able to accept applications in English due to limited resources. Thank you for understanding.

Why are there so many questions in the Competition Application Pages?

The purpose of these questions are two fold:

1) To allow the contestants to take these broad, open questions into consideration while developing their idea.

2) To give judges further information to help them select candidates for Stage 2 of the contest. Therefore, it is important that the candidates make their responses to all the questions as strong and meaningful as possible.