MacArthur Foundation Summer Youth Programming


MacArthur Foundation
May 9, 2013
Grant Competition to Provide $150,000 for Summer Youth Programs

A new grant competition will award $150,000 to libraries, museums, and other nonprofits to provide hands-on learning opportunities this summer for youth across the country to help make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. The Project:Connect Summer Youth Programming Competition is administered by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, and in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation. Grants will support a series of local hands-on events July through September where young people collaborate and compete through activities such as hackathons, maker spaces, digital journalism and communications labs, and mentoring workshops. Programs must be based on the understanding that learning happens anywhere, anytime and should be equitable, social, participatory, and reflect kids’ interests. Applications are due June 10. More information can be found on the Digital Media and Learning Competition website.
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.
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MacArthur Foundation Summer Youth Programming

Digital Media Challenge

From Trudy Skari-

Digital Media Challenge

From the MacArthur Foundation….

Looking@Democracy has a challenge… the deadline is April 30, 2013.

The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.  Here’s how the competition works:
 Create and send us short digital media content that either:
(a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or
(b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.
Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically– the rest is up to YOU!
We’re looking to hear from independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers, artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
Use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives. 

Go to their website to learn more.

Looking@Democracy submissions will be accepting submissions today through April 30, 2013. View full challenge rules and sumbission information.    – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
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Looking@Democracy submissions will be accepting submissions today through April 30, 2013. View full challenge rules and sumbission information.    – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists. – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf

Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Digital Media Challenge