TRANSFORM911Arts, Policy, and Technology Competitions


Young Adult Arts, Policy, and Technology Competitions

Transform911 seeks to transform our 911 system by better prioritizing health and safety and ensuring the right responder is dispatched at the right time. To do so, we will centralize and evaluate the evidence-base surrounding the crisis response system, identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth, spark creativity in innovation, and develop policy recommendations for the local, state, and federal levels.

Transform911 recognizes that our work must be informed by a wide variety of voices and perspectives, including those of young adults. We released a call for submissions to three Young Adult Competitions – in the areas of Technology, Policy, and Arts – in September 2021.

Competition Winners

We are pleased to recognize and honor the winners of our 2021 Young Adult Competitions. Their submissions – a policy memo and a poem – will be shared on this page within the next month, along with personal statements. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1000, as well as options to present to policymakers and to intern with the Transform911 initiative. We did not receive any entries to the technology competition, but we welcome insights and ideas in this space at any time.

Policy Competition Winners

Shreya Vallampati and Angelica Zocchi (team entry)

Arts Competition Winner

Elizabeth Frances

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