Archive for August 25, 2007

MacArthur Foundation Announces New Digital Media and Learning Competition

From The Foundation Center‘s informative RFP emails:

Deadline: October 15, 2007

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a public competition that will award a total of $2 million in funding to emerging leaders, communicators, and innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning.

The competition is part of MacArthur’s $50 million Digital Media and Learning initiative ( that aims to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

Awards will be given in two categories:

1) Innovation Awards of $250,000 or $100,000 each will support learning entrepreneurs and builders of new digital environments for informal learning;


2) Knowledge Networking Awards, carrying a $30,000 base award and up to $75,000, will support communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating, or translating new ideas around digital media and learning.

As part of their prize, awardees will receive special consultation on everything from technology development to management training.

Winners will be invited to showcase their work at a conference that will include venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, educators, and policy makers seeking the best ideas about digital learning.

The open competition will be administered by HASTAC (the
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), a consortium of humanists, artists, scientists, social scientists, and engineers committed to new forms of collaboration for thinking, teaching, and research across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology.

Detailed information on the competition is available online at the program’s Web site.

RFP Link:


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“REAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD” Deadline September 1, 2007

I just learned about this from Craig Barber:

“An ING Real Estate Initiative” Coordinated by ArtAsiaPacific Magazine.

The REAL Photography Award is a new and exclusive photography award created by ING Real Estate to promote international contemporary photography. Presented every two years, the final call for entries is open through September 1 for this year’s themes: Nature, Development and Architecture.

The prize money of EUR 50,000, will be awarded by a jury that will consider only works that have been submitted for review. Nationality, gender or earlier productions made by the applying artists will not be considered. The 30 best photographers will be nominated and offered an exclusive exhibition. All works displayed will be published in a catalog.

Artists are invited to submit one participating photograph and two supporting photographs. The photographs are required to have been taken within the last two years, in order to reflect current contemporary photography.

Please read the conditions and guidelines of the application form carefully and send the completed application form and CD Rom before 1 September 2007 to:

The REAL Photography Award
Attn Art Management
Location HG 98.00
P.O. Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For further information about this and other events, please visit:

Or write to us at:
245 Eighth Avenue #247
New York, NY, 10011
T 212 255 6003
F 212 255 6004”

As always, be sure to carefully read all Terms and Conditions relating to entering competitions.

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