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2014 Powerful Answers Award Open for Submissions

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today announced its 2014 Powerful Answers Award competition is now open for submissions.

The multi-million dollar global challenge, which debuted last year with much success, is designed to spark innovative thinking and problem solving across industries and to generate ideas, solutions and answers for some of the world's biggest issues. As demonstrated by last year's winners, the Award encourages innovators, developers, entrepreneurs and others to submit ideas that leverage Verizon's cutting-edge technology and help deliver groundbreaking solutions and social good.

The Award aims to discover ideas that deliver the best new solutions in four core areas: education, healthcare, sustainability, and, a new category for 2014, transportation. Submissions will be accepted starting today, April 3, 2014, through June 30, 2014, at www.powerfulanswersaward.com through YouNoodle's competition platform. The submissions will be judged by panels of industry experts, and winners will be announced in early 2015.

John Doherty, senior vice president, Corporate Development for Verizon, said, "We saw so many great ideas and met so many talented people during the first challenge, and now we're working with a number of those companies to bring those solutions to market. As we look to the next Powerful Answers Award, everyone at Verizon is looking forward to discovering and encouraging more great ideas that can leverage our technology and help make the world a better place." 

In addition to millions of dollars, Powerful Answers Award winners have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of network, business development and marketing experts, and partners across Verizon to explore ongoing collaborations. In just the few months after being named, the inaugural set of winners has already made significant progress using the funds from the Powerful Answers Award.

Visit www.powerfulanswersaward.com for details and to submit your idea, and follow the journey with us on Twitter at #VZPAA.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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