Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Digital Media & Learning Competition

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the Digital Media and Learning Competition, a $2 million open competition for ideas with the potential to transform learning using digital media. The competition seeks designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and others to build digital media experiences — the learning labs of the 21st century — that help young people interact, share, build, and explore in new and innovative ways.

Awards will be made in two categories: 21st Century Learning Lab Designers and Game Changers. The competition includes three rounds of submissions, with public comment at each stage. The public will also be invited to judge the final candidates, including the selection of People's Choice awards in each category.

Amount: Varies

Date due: The application system opens on January 15, 2010. During this period, applicants are encouraged to seek partnerships with other applicants that may make either or both proposed projects stronger. Preliminary applications are due on January 22, 2010.

For more information, click here.