No. You can only vote once for one of the five finalists.

No, the system does not allow voting more than once for the same candidate. You are voting through your unique Facebook profile. In our database, we record: your public profile, email, birthday and address, the candidate you voted for and the date and time of your vote. Thus, anyone can vote only once, regardless of the devices and/or browsers they use.

No, the system is constantly updated, but we cannot guarantee it actually shows the exact number of votes in real time. Furthermore, the number of votes cast for a given candidate that you see on the website may be subject to other factors, such as your browser settings, cache settings, etc. Therefore, please bear in mind that the number of votes shown on your screen is indicative.

No, voting is not linked with donation. Voting is free and by giving your vote, you are not making a financial donation. On the other hand, if you donate, this will not affect the vote outcome.

There are two ways to make a donation – by sending a donation SMS and by clicking on the Donate button. The Donate button will appear in the profiles of all five finalists, once you vote for one of them. The button will forward you to the DMS donation platform, where you can donate an amount of your choice. You can find more information about ways to donate via SMS for each of the finalists in their profiles. The price of 1 SMS for Telenor, VIVACOM and A1 subscribers is BGN 1; for prepaid users, the price of 1 SMS is BGN 1.20 (VAT included).

No, you can donate money for any of the finalists. If you wish, you can donate funds for all five of them.

No, you can only donate money for the 2019 finalists through the PROMYANATA (Game Changers) website – Parent Academy, Peacemakers Academy, Toys with Soul, The Poppals, Tinusaur. If you wish to donate funds for the previous finalists, you can contact them directly – you can find links to their websites in their profiles.

Yes, the vote will end on February 3rd, and the next stage (meeting between the top three candidates in the vote and the jury) will take place on February 13th. We have reserved this period between the two stages to double check and compare the number of votes on the website with the number in our database. Only unique votes will be valid, given through unique Facebook profile, which have been registered in our database via the vote.

The three candidates that have attracted the highest vote will be invited to a meeting with the Jury, comprising representatives of Nova Broadcasting Group and the Reach for Change foundation. In addition, the three candidates will present their projects to a child jury. The two juries will jointly make the final decision about the big winner in the PROMYANATA (Game Changers) competition. The winner will be announced in mid-February 2020.

No, the system cannot be fooled. Nevertheless, we keep a close eye to make sure there are no fraud attempts. We reserve the right to disqualify candidates or terminate the vote, should we have well-grounded reasons to believe and/or suspect possible fraud, or if an attempt has been made to manipulate the vote.

In the end of the competition, one big winner will be selected. The winner will receive a grant of BGN 30,000. The other two finalists with the biggest vote in the online vote will get BGN 15,000 each. Furthermore, all five finalists will join the PROMYANATA Incubator for a period of one year, during which period they will get training, consultancy from business mentors, access to the international network of social entrepreneurs, supported by Reach for Change, and media support thanks to Nova Broadcasting Group.

The names of the three finalists, who will receive financing from PROMYANATA (Game Changers), will be announced publicly after the end of the online voting, while the name of the big winner will be made public in mid-February 2020.

The selection of the finalists and the absolute winner is made in six stages:

  1. Reviewing the applications by volunteers from Nova Broadcasting Group, who have undergone preliminary training;

  2. Selecting the best applications by independent experts in the field of social activities, entrepreneurship, education, IT, children's rights, etc.;

  3. Interview with Bulgarian and international experts from the Reach for Change foundation. The best candidates are then invited to join the GAME CHANGERS' Accelerator. The Accelerator is a free two-month training programme, which helps candidates develop their solution and their business plan, before moving ahead in the competition;

  4. Individual interviews with the participants in the Accelerator and a selection of the five finalists;

  5. Online public vote to select the three finalists, who will face the final jury;

  6. Meeting between the three finalists and the two juries – child jury and grown-up jury, who decide on the absolute winner together.

When it comes to the idea, it should be:

  • Innovative, but with a proved implementation potential

  • In an early stage of implementation

  • Dedicated to an actual social issue

  • Substantial social effect

  • Resulting in a change in the system

  • To have a development potential

  • To have a vision for sustainable financial development

In terms of the candidate – he/she should:

  • Be the author of the idea and ready to dedicate himself/herself to it

  • Have entrepreneurship spirit and habits

  • Possess leadership qualities

  • Be dedicated to social values and causes

You can find out more about our criteria in the General Terms and Conditions for the 2019/2020 Competition.

You can find information about the social entrepreneurs and their projects, supported by Reach for Change,  here.

We will gladly answer your questions – please send them to bulgaria@reachforchange.org. Alternatively, you can send us a message on our Facebook page.

 You can find the latest information about the CHANGE LEADERS and the competition, including information days and consultancy options, on this website's News section and on our Facebook page.