We're in the final push time over at the Knight News Challenge and sending out emails and reminders left and right for those with great ideas to submit them before the November 1st deadline. Our podcasting buddies have been great about spreading the word by playing interviews with past winners in the "What's Your Idea?" audio segments (thanks to Shel and Neville of FIR, Mitch of Six Pixels of Separation, Eric of On the Record Online and Craig of the Polymorphic Podcast!)
Curious? Want to enter? There is still time. The reminders we just sent out:
The deadline for the Knight News Challenge is nearly here! This year's contest, giving away $5 million to digital news innovators, closes to all applications in just three days -- at midnight Pacific on November 1st.
You can't win if you don't submit an application! Remember that winning entries must use or create digital, open-source technology; use news and information to serve the public interest; benefit at least one specific geographic community; and be innovative.
APPLICATIONS LEFT IN THE GARAGE
AND NOT OFFICIALLY SUBMITTED
CAN'T BE CONSIDERED!
Last year's winners have already put their great ideas into motion. Make sure your great idea is considered this year.
To apply, visit www.newschallenge.org today.
In short, don't ask, don't get. It doesn't hurt to apply, but you definitely won't get a crack at funding if you don't!