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ACC Idea Nation Competition - $10,000 in prizes

ACC Idea Nation Competition - $10,000 in prizes

On Monday 12 March, ACC launched its first Idea Nation Awards Campaign.

ACC are looking for the best idea for preventing falls in and around the home for the working age population- they are offering $10,000 in prizes to the best ideas in four categories:
• Secondary schools and students,
• Tertiary staff and students,
• Businesses
• General public

A fall might sound trivial but every year hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders from all walks of life are hurt by a fall in their own home. It impacts their families, incomes and our economy. ACC is therefore calling upon all New Zealanders to apply their number eight wire thinking to preventing falls in the home.

The best ideas could be trialled and if successful rolled out nationwide. There will be opportunities for those who submit successful ideas to stay involved, so there could be ongoing business benefits for those whose ideas make it through.

Entries will be open for six weeks from 12 March until 27 April 2012 - submit your falls prevention idea now

Phase 1: Submit your ideas
12 March - 27 April

Phase 2: Ideas are reviewed
14 - 18 May

Phase 3: Winners are awarded

Phase 4: Ideas are refined
June - July 2012

To enter or to find out more information about the Idea Nation competition, visit the


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