Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winners: Great Ideas, Inspiring Women

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pill, Bayer Healthcare and DailyCandy celebrated women's empowerment by honoring three inspiring women, presenting each with a $5,000 prize package to help make their dreams a reality. Additionally, each winner had the honor of being photographed by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Learn more about how these women are making their mark.


Winner: Prairie Rose Free, Brooklyn, NY
"We want it to feel like a sweet escape and also a place to create memories," says Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Prairie Rose Free about her new "Old-Fashioned" idea for a local Brooklyn, NY, ice cream parlor, and how winning the contest will help make her dream a reality.
Winner: Molly Risak, Trabuco Canyon, CA
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Molly Risak talks about how she's making her mark in this world, especially for young children embarking on a hospital stay, with her idea for the Oopsy Daisies, a comfy, warm "alternate to a cold, itchy hospital gown" with fun superhero and princess themes. See how the contest will help catapult her forward.
Winner: Megan Hand, Seattle, WA
Megan Hand, winner of the Bayer Make Your Mark Contest, talks about her idea for a moving art classroom, what she calls an "Art Bus." She talks about the honor of shooting with Annie Leibovitz and how winning the contest will make a difference in her small community outside of Seattle. "If you have a good idea, share it with the world," she says.
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