MDM Social Change Project – $50K to make a difference

The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) program at the Centre for Digital Media announced today the launch of a Social Change Project that will result in the winning idea receiving a prize package valued at $50K.

The Centre for Digital Media is inviting artists, inventors, educators, health care professionals, non-profit organizations or academic/research institutions, to submit a proposal for a digital media-based project to deliver a product that promotes a philanthropic cause or positive social change initiative. The proposed project must involve a contribution to sustainability, the environment and education within local, provincial, nation and global communities.

The prize includes a team of multidisciplinary graduate students, currently in the Masters of Digital Media Program in Vancouver, who will work with the chosen applicant(s) to define and execute a final project, and help realize social and cultural goals of the proposal within a 13 week period, starting January 4th, 2010.

Deadline for applications is Friday, November 13th. Three projects will be shortlisted (announced November 20th), and representatives from each application will be invited to the Centre for Digital Media for a final pitch, to be scheduled the week of November 23rd, 2009.

Information on how to submit your project is available online.