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EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal.


Posted by Alchemy on 12 May under How to EVOKE, Uncategorized, evokation

Congratulations, EVOKE agents. You’ve not only survived your crash course in changing the world — you’ve developed amazing resourcefulness, optimism and resilience.

Now it’s time to put all of your EVOKE powers to use.

It’s time to turn your attention from the story of the EVOKE network to the reality of how YOU will change the world.


Starting today, you can share YOUR creative plan for tackling one of the world’s most urgent problems: hunger, poverty, pandemic, sustainable energy, climate change, conservation, women’s rights; access to education, clean water, health care, and economic opportunity.

Here’s how to do it:

Step one: Upload your evokation to the network — as a blog post, video, photo essay, or any combination of evidence. TAG IT “EVOKATION.”

Step two: Email urgentevoke@gmail.com with the URL of your EVOKATION and the full contact information for yourself and any other team members: full name, address, phone number, and date of birth. (Your personal information will not be shared, and will be used only to contact you and confirm your identity in the event that you win a mentorship, travel scholarship, or seed funding.)

Remember, agents: Your EVOKATION must include the following four essential elements:

1. The Place. Where will you make a difference? Describe the institution, community, town or other geographic or virtual space in which you will focus your efforts.

2. The Challenge. What will you aim to change, and for whom? Highlight what is the need that you perceive and who will benefit from this change.

3. The Idea. Your solution – what is the action, product, service, project, change that you will initiate? Tell us how will your idea will succeed where others have failed.

4. The Money. What would you do with your first US$1,000 given or invested in support of your vision?

Based on the Evokation you submit, and your overall participation in the Evoke network missions, quests, and discussions, we choose a number of you to continue the journey with us and change the world in unimaginable ways.

Your EVOKATIONS will be reviewed by senior education specialists at the World Bank Institute, EVOKE creators, and our EVOKE mentors. We will look for truly creative solutions, breakthrough ideas, solid business plans, and courageous projects — especially projects that reflect the 4 rules of evoking. We hope to find up to 20 EVOKATIONS to support with at least one award.

YOUR EVOKATION IS DUE BY 11:59 PM Pacific Time May 19, 2010.

Find out everything else you need to know about your EVOKATION in the Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Official Rules, including eligibility for Class of 2010 Honors and EVOKE mentorships and summit scholarships.

9 Responses to “Happy EVOKATION Day!”

  1. Urgent Evoke » The Evokation: Due May 19, 2010

    [...] Happy Evokation Day! How to submit your Evokation. [...]

  2. Greg Stevenson


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  4. Turil

    So, basically, there are hidden rules that we never saw before that make many of us ineligible for prizes. Well that’s kind of crappy…

    For those who didn’t happen to click on all the links up there, the “Official Rules” say that to get mentorships you have to be younger than 35, and for the Summit travel prize you have to be between 13 and 21 (Or thereabouts, as they use January first 1980 and 1975 as the cut off dates.)

    They don’t say anything about the money, though, so who knows…

  5. Gilda Lorena Arias

    I already send my evokartion, but i dont get any mail back. How I know you get my mail with the evokation link?

  6. Julix

    WHAT THE ?!?!?!?!?!

    These rules are exactly what I was missing this year. I mentioned them in my Mission 10, that’s exactly what I would have wanted to know… :-(

    WHY were they not on the link list on the right hand side of the page?! I didn’t know I could graduate with only one of the parts of the missions! That would have given me more time to make the missions great and perfect, although not having much time…

    Looking forward to the next EVOKE!



    I personally enjoy being here. It was a great experience to share.

    Thanks!! have a great day. Wonderful work, Well-Done!!!

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    [...] — labeled as key skills for social innovators). This week, some players are preparing EVOKATIONS, or proposals for real-world projects they would like to work on. The World Bank Institute hopes to [...]

  9. Kryss

    I didn’t get a chance to complete all the quests, but I want to submit an EVOKATION. Will it be considered?

    I really hate the fact that this was done basically in-line with the school year. Midterms, and finals really messed with my ability to be able to do EVOKE and that.

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