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Clarinda Lyons, Elissa Prazer, Tiffani Bauer and Jade Brannan pitch their idea during the Scripps Innovation Challenge “Pitch Day," March 23, 2015.

Judges Latoya Peterson, Mizell Stewart and Hebah Adalla sit on the panel of judges during the Scripps Innovation Challenge “Pitch Day," March 23, 2015

Scott Titsworth presents team Globettes with the second prize during the Scripps Innovation Challenge “Pitch Day,” March 23, 2015

Team Du Monde members head to the stage after winning first place during the Scripps Innovation Challenge “Pitch Day,” March 23, 2015

Scott Titsworth presents team Du Monde members Sana Mahmud, Toluwani Adekunle, Sanusi Shehu and Papa Ndiaye with first place during the Scripps Innovation Challenge “Pitch Day” March 23, 2015

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$25,000 in Prizes!

Imagine it. Design it. Pitch it.

Registered teams have until January 25, 2016 to submit their entries.


The kickoff event for this year's challenge was high energy!

You can listen to the WOUB pocast about this years challenge.

The 4th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is a university-wide student competition to create innovative solutions to real-world media and communication problems. 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 competition is open to all Ohio University students, regardless of major. Working individually or in teams, they choose from a range of challenges and come up with a creative solution. Winners are selected after presenting their ideas on Pitch Day to a group of media industry professionals in March 2016. This year's challenges will be posted soon.

A total of $25,000 will be awarded to the winners, with the first-place team receiving $10,000. In addition, teams can win all or a portion of an additional $5,000 diversity-enhancement prize pool — 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.

This year’s winner will automatically qualify to compete in the Scripps College of Communication International Innovators Cup. Celebrating its second year, the International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities around the world to enter their best new media/communications business idea to compete against other schools for this top international honor. The winning team will receive a cash prize in addition to new business development support.

The newest news stories and upcoming events are 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.




For Erica Molfetto, the Scripps Innovation Challenge offered a bigger payoff than its $25,000 prize pot. Read More

A record number of teams have registered for the 4th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge, roughly 50 percent more than last year. Read More

The 4th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge hosted a Kickoff event to over 150 interested Ohio University students in Baker University Center Ballroom on Sept. 21. Read More

ATHENS, Ohio (March 25, 2015)—Seven student teams at Ohio University walked away with $25,000 in prizes at Monday’s “Pitch Day” finale of the third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge. Team Du Monde, consisting of four international graduate students, took home a total of $15,000 in prizes. Read More

College students are learning that extracurricular experiences in college can really help them stand out and land a job. Leah Petrovich, broadcast major and 2013 alumna, used her SIC experience to get hired for her dream job. Read More


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