Imagine it. Design it. Pitch it.
The Scripps Innovation Challenge is a solutions-based, technology-focused student competition that addresses industry and media challenges. Now in its second year, the Innovation Challenge exposes student teams to media entrepreneurship and the startup culture in the Ohio Valley.
Student teams create products or services to address problems submitted by media industry entities. They develop business plans, prototypes and pitch their idea to industry professionals on Pitch Day in Spring 2014.
The competition offers $20,000 in prize money to winning teams: First prize: $10,000, second prize is $5,000 and there will be several "Honorable Mention" awards. This year, the contest will offer an additional incentive for ideas that also address underserved and underrepresented audiences. The diversity incentive is an additional $5,000 in prize money that will be distributed to teams.
Dean Scott Titsworth, Matt Digby, Glenn Janos, Leah Petrovich, Devin Bartolotta, Ryan Vibbert, and Sarah Tranelli hold their $10,000 grand prize from Ohio University. The team competed in the Scripps Innovation Challenge, crafting a strategy to get more young people to consume news. / Photos by Megan Westervel
Registration for this year's competition opens early December when challenges are available for review. The coordinator of the Scripps Innovation Challenge is Andrew Alexander, a visiting professional at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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