Open Source Prizes: Knight News Challenge gives away 5$ million a year!

The Knight Foundation every year gives away up to $5 million for grants in digital, open-source innovation.

Heidi Miller, the Social Media Coordinator for the Knight News Challenge, contacted me to spread the word about this foundation, fostering open-source innovation with the slogan “You Invent It. We Fund It!”.

The contest is open to community-minded innovators worldwide, from open source designers to journalists to citizens and students of any age.

Applications must follow three simple rules:

1. Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
2. Serve the public interest.
3. Benefit one or more specific geographic communities.

While the foundation is based in USA, the contest is international, with past winners reaching all around the globe. And this year, we’d like to encourage more applicants from Italy before the rapidly-approaching application deadline of November 1st.

If interested contact her at with any questions.

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