Photo by Jorge Castillo Castro Photo by Jorge Castillo Castro Photo by Jorge Castillo Castro Photo by Jorge Castillo Castro Photo by Jorge Castillo Castro Team Players

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.

Dr. David Descutner, interim president of Ohio University, and other attendees listen to team pitches at the 5th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day

(L-R) Linsey Edmunds, Hashim Pashtun, and Rachel Martin of Team Green Mappers present their project.

(L-R) Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth and team members Bukky Shaba and Ifeoluwa Adedeji of Team Storytellers.

(L-R) Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth and team members Chetra Chap and Zulfia Zaher, Ph.D. students in the School of Media Arts & Studies, Team Bridging.

(L-R) Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth poses with Hashim Pashtun, Linsey Edmunds and Rachel Martin, Team Green Mappers.

Dean Titsworth with Trip Venturella, Inna Tsyrlin, and Katherine Varga, Team Players

Scripps College Innovation Challenge


Imagine it. Design it. Pitch it. 


Kickoff for 6th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge

January 31st, 2018!


The 6th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff will be January 31st, 5 PM in Schoonover 145. Michael Clay Carey will talk on how social institutions can affect families' and young people's perceptions, including those around careers and education, and how efforts to encourage community and social capacity  can make a difference. He is the author of "The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia."

This year's Challenge sponsor is AT&T, with a challenge to find innovative ways to use media and communication tools to improve high school graduation rates and college readiness in Appalachia. 

More details will be available soon!

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

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On Monday, March 27, four teams gave their pitch to three judges for the fifth annual Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day finale. Read More

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


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