Student teams will work on social or environmental projects of their choice and document their progress in a series of two short videos. The first video, introducing the team's project, must be uploaded to QuantumShift.tv by December 15, 2007. The second, reporting on the project's execution and results, is due by March 31, 2008. Teams will be ranked based on Web metrics such as number of views on their videos, viewer ratings, puzzles completed and social network activity.
In May, the 25 top-ranked videos in each age category will be reviewed by a panel of 21 celebrity judges including Paul Hawken, Kenny Ausubel, Eric Utne, Van Jones, Howard Rheingold, Lynne Twist, Simran Sethi and John Wood.