Attention teachers, students and parents: One of my favorite websites, BigThink, is launching a new series on Friday called “10 Under 25,” which focuses on the exceptional contributions that young people are making to global society.
BigThink, which features videotaped conversations with some of the world’s best and brightest thinkers — everyone from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to musician Moby– is soliciting nominations for the series.
They’re asking that you create an argument for why your nominee (under the age of 25, of course) should be included in their 10 Under 25 series, and upload a taped presentation to BigThink’s user-generated “expert page.” The most exceptional young people nominated will then be invited to the BigThink studio for interviews during the spring.
The site is encouraging high schools, colleges, and students themselves to submit their nominations for immediate consideration. Include a profile of your young achiever, with a summary of his or her accomplishments and contact information to Big Think senior editor Zachary Shtogren at email@example.com.
Here’s an example of a BigThink interview — New Jersey Gov. John Corzine talking about what he learned from his tragic accident: