Big Ideas Competition — 11/13/2014 Published: September 15, 2014 By: Sarah McClure The 2014-2015 Big Ideas Competition is now open. The contest is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in submitting innovative ideas that would improve society. The contest awards $300,000 in prize money. Applicants should submit their ideas by November 13, 2014 at 12 pm PST. This year’s competition features 10 individual categories: Clean & Sustainable Energy Alternatives Conflict and Development Creative Expression for Social Justice Food System Innovations Global Health Improving Student Life Information Technology for Society Mobiles For Reading Open Data for Development Scaling Up Big Ideas Applicants have access to the following resources to help them develop their projects: Up to $15,000 in funding Extensive feedback from judges Proposal writing and budgeting workshops Access to advisors and practitioners in residence Extended, 8-week, mentorship period for finalist teams Networking opportunities Opportunities to publicize and pitch your Big Idea For more information on the Big Ideas Competition, visit their website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.