Win MTV’s Half-Million Dollar Young Creator’s Award

Pay for Your Dream School

Do you have an idea that could change the way people share information? MTV and the Knight Foundation will award $500,000 in the Young Creators Award contest to the student(s) with the most innovative, creative, feasible new concepts for connected interaction. What’s more, the winners may also receive the necessary budget funds to transform their ideas into realities. This contest is a special section of the larger, world-wide Knight News Challenge that invites innovative creators from all over the world to participate in general and commercial categories.

It’s more complicated and demanding than it sounds:

Not only must you conceptualize a possible solution that “pushes journalism into the digital age,” but you must also have enough economic know-how and business savvy to develop a practical and realistic working budget for development of your idea.

How it works:

  • Applicants for the Young Creators Award must be 25 or under to participate (applicants above 25 may apply through the Knight News Challenge, a contest open to everyone else).
  • You must present an idea that combines digitization, positive journalistic communication, and has applicability on a community level.
  • In order to apply for the contest, you will be required to create an account under the Knight News Challenge.
  • Make sure you apply under the category: MTV Young Creators Award. This category promises a less competitive pool of applicants, versus the commercial category.
  • Apply through the Knight-News Challenge website only.

The deadline for entries is October 15, 2007, so hurry. Check out what others have done and even leave feedback comments for them through the site.

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