Creative Contributory Contests (CCCs)

Creative Contributory Contests (CCCs) are a form of crowdsourcing focused on engaging many individuals to contribute creative knowledge towards a public good.  CCCs can be used to generate fresh perspectives for advocacy and service delivery, design images and videos, and make mobile apps or other technologies. A brief explanation of CCCs compared to conventional approaches is on the right (CCCs compared to conventional approaches.  Source: Zhang et al.)

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Organizing a CCC requires careful consideration of the target crowd, the call for proposals, the incentives to contribute, the composition of the multi-sectoral team of judges and organizers, in-person promotion events, and mechanisms for sustaining engagement.  Stages for organizing health CCCs is included below.