Team Ubuntu winning First Prize Team Ubuntu with First Prize Second Prize Team Team Gen-Z winning the diversity prize The packed room on Pitch Day The judges deliberate Jennifer Dockham wins the Mashable Prize

Dean Titsworth, Scripps College of Communication, hands the check to Samuel Antwi, Goitom Negash, Ayleen Cabas-Mijares and Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako

Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako, Samuel Antwi, Ayleen Cabas-Mijares, Goitom Negash, and Dean of the Scripps College of Communication Scott Titsworth.

Dean Titsworth with Logan Leland, Danielle Keeton-Olsen, Sam Howard, Will Drabold, and Abdalah El-Barrad, the second prize winners.

Dean Titsworth with Team Gen-Z (Alex Stewart, Miguel Gomez, McKensie Powell, and Md Tanvir Iqbal), winners of the Diversity Prize.

Students and faculty pack the room on Pitch Day.

Mizell Stewart, Battinto Batts, M.J. Franklin, and Leah Petrovich deliberate as Jean Marie Cackowski-Campbell looks on.

Dean Titsworth, Scripps College of Communication, congratulates Jennifer Dockham on winning the 2016 Mashable Prize and Honorable Mention.

Scripps College Innovation Challenge

Imagine it. Design it. Pitch it. 


Come to Pitch Day!

March 27th, 3 PM, Walter Hall Rotunda

Guest speaker: Ryan Prestel, Entrepreneur and CEO of JadeTrack


The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is gearing up for "Pitch Day.' Four teams have been chosen finalists for this year. These teams will pitch their ideas live to a panel of industry judges in a "Shark Tank"-type event. Ryan Prestel, CEO of JadeTrack will speak at 4PM. Come see how these enterprising students will do, and who will win the $7,000 first prize!

The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is a university-wide student competition to create innovative solutions to real-world media and communication problems. It is open to all Ohio University students, regardless of major. The goal is to harness the creativity of Ohio University students to develop new and innovative products, tools, or strategies that could be the basis for a startup business or a new entrepreneurial venture by an established company.


The Challenge has a total of prize pot of $18,000, with the first-place team receiving $7,000. The second prize team will win $2,500, and there will be two honorable mentions of $1,000. In addition, there will be a diversity-enhancement prize pool of $1,500 — an incentive for ideas that address underserved and underrepresented audiences.

The Scripps Innovation Challenge is considered one of the nation’s premiere student innovation contests. And in addition to hefty cash prizes, it offers a unique learning experience that past participants have used to build their resume and land great jobs.

The newest news stories and upcoming events will be listed below. For a comprehensive list of news, please visit our news listing page. To get more details and find later events, visit our event page.




A half dozen news outlets and nonprofit groups have partnered with Ohio University’s Scripps Innovation Challenge this year by posing real-world media and communication problems to be solved by student competitors in the 5th annual contest. Read More

Four student teams have been named finalists in this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge and will compete for a $13,000 prize pot in the annual competition to come up with innovative solutions to media and communication industry challenges. Read More

The 5th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge kicks off this year’s activities with a “Hackathon” on October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schoonover 380. Read More

The Scripps Innovation Challenge announced it is seeking solutions for local issues and an environmental concern and has scheduled workshops. Read More

ATHENS, Ohio (September 12, 2016)—The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is set to host a Kickoff and Mingle event for this year’s competition in Schoonover Center, 4th floor from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Read More


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