Do you use media to make social change?
Consider entering the 2010 We Media PitchIt! Challenge, sponsored by We Media and Ashoka’s Changemakers. The deadline: January 20, 2010. "The top finalists will pitch their ideas at We Media Miami, March 9-11, 2010," says the website. "The best entry in each category–non-profit and business–will receive a $25,000 prize to help launch their new venture." Some details:
- Media Focus: Ideas should reflect the theme of the competition. We are searching for innovative ideas that use media to create social change.
- Idea Stage: We’re looking for early-stage ventures or brand new ideas that have not yet been launched or built. These may be entirely new ventures, new companies or new projects from existing organizations.
- Business or Non-Profit: There will be two categories: business and non-profit. In the business category, the funding must be used to support the start-up of a new business that will have a sustainable revenue model. In the non-profit category, the funding should be used to support the launch of a non-profit venture or the development of a new project for an existing non-profit organization.
Read more here.