THE MARIGOLD IDEAS FOR GOOD CONTEST – THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD
In 2012, Encore.org joined forces with Participant Media and Road Scholar to bring you The Marigold Ideas for Good Contest.
It was based on the hit movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which follows a group of British retirees (played by Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkerson), who travel to India and find new life instead of old age.
From April to October, Participant Media – with help from the voting public and Encore.org – selected five winners monthly, 30 total. Each won a $5,000 grant; one won the money plus the trip of a lifetime from Road Scholar.
Check out the winners below. They all have long wanted to right a wrong, open up worlds for young people or make things better for those who need a break.