Alastair Lukies, CBE

Ingenious competition

Ingenious‘, an international competition by Pollinate in collaboration with Mastercard, has been launched to applaud this ingenuity by asking filmmakers from around the world to share stories from their communities. To celebrate the achievements and ideas that will build the future prosperity and community recovery that we all rely on.



To delve deeper into the competition’s intentions, Alastair Lukies CBE, Founder & CEO of Pollinate and Andrea Gilman, Global SME Segment Lead at Mastercard, shared their thoughts on Ingenious and how they’re hoping to propel small businesses forward in a post-pandemic world.



This year’s competition brief is for creative filmmakers from different communities, creating inspiring short films about local businesses, and how they have responded to the challenges of the last 18 months. We are inviting filmmakers from 31 countries to bring to life these stories, and how ingenuity and technology can transform lives and communities.



We are looking for 2-3 minute films from 31 countries. All eligible entries will be showcased on the competition website. The filmmakers have a chance of winning a prize, which range from $1,000 to $10,000 for the top six chosen, plus $3,000 for each of the themed prizes.


PLUS all participating businesses can access theMastercard Digital Acceleration Program for tools and resources to help them succeed in our rapidly changing world.



Read the full Introducing Ingenious article here.



For more details on the competition visit the Ingenious website