over 9 years ago

Announcing the Winners of the Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge

The votes are in and judging is complete! Thank you all for your participation.

Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

  • Our First Place winner is Story Streams, a multiple-narrative storytelling app with great potential. The submitter will recieve $10,000 and an invitation to participate in Canvas, our "Media in Context" innovation hackathon taking place in Doha, Nov. 29-Dec 1, 2014. Story Streams may also be considered for further support from Al Jazeera Media Network.
  • Our Second Place winner is Arc. which is a well-designed app for telling human stories in a non-linear way. The submitter will recieve…

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over 9 years ago

Public voting closed, Winners announced Nov. 6

Our public voting period is over, and we've had a good turnout from the members of our community who have made their voices heard!

The winner of our People's Choice award (based on Public Voting) will be announced alongside the winners of our First Place, Second Place, and Third Place prizes. The announcement has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 6 to allow our judging team to finish out their testing and review of all our submissions.

Best of luck to those who submitted apps to meet our challenge, and be on the lookout for more information next week!

As always, you can reach

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over 9 years ago

2 More Days for Public Voting

Well done to all of our participants. We've seen some excellent submissions to the Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge and it's quite exciting to see how varied and developed your ideas were!

Currently, the judging phase is underway, and we've got our judging panel analyzing and trying out all the submissions. 

Meanwhile, you've got two more days before the end of Public Voting. Feel free to browse through our Gallery of Submissions and pick out the ones you like.

You should see a yellow "Vote for this Submission" button on the right of each submission's page.

Remember, the winner of the People's

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over 9 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.


The Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge team

over 9 years ago

Submit your App Today!

Today is the day: The Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge is ending Wednesday October 15 at 5:00pm AST (that's 14:00 UTC, or about 5 hours from the time of this update).

Be sure you finalize and submit your project before the deadline!

Here at Al Jazeera's Innovation and Research group, we've been impressed with the quality of your submissions - and we're very proud to have you as a part of our growing innovation community.

We hope you'll join our new initiatives such as the Canvas Media Innovation Hackathon and other opportunities coming up later in the year, and in 2015!

TIME CHECK! 5 hours to submit!

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over 9 years ago

Deadline Extended to October 15th

Good news for participants of the Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge!

We were able to extend the deadline for submissions another 15 days - to October 15th, 2014 at 5:00pm AST (14:00 UTC).

We extended the competition for a few reasons:

  • Several participants asked for an extension, to make sure they had enough time to create their solutions
  • Some only heard about the challenge recently and really want to participate
  • Existing submissions can now be refined and tweaked to better accomplish what they were meant to accomplish!

We hope you can make use of the extra time to modify and complete your…

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over 9 years ago

Reminder! 2 Days Left to Submit

The deadline is almost here! The Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge is nearly over and we're delighted to see submissions getting finalized and submitted.

REMINDER: If you haven't turned in your submittal and all relevant information, with instructions on how we can review it, make sure you do so before September 30 at 5:00pm AST (that's 14:00 UTC).

Teams look good!

Great job teaming up with other participants. We're seeing several good results from teams with multiple makers involved. But don't worry, even if you're submitting alone, your work should speak for itself.

TIME CHECK! 2 more days to submit!

Tip: If you're struggling with your…

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over 9 years ago

Final Week Update!

This is the final week of the first Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge. We have 168 participants signed up and the turnout has been very impressive. This week, we'll stay in touch a bit more than usual to make sure we get you all the information you need to have a successful submission, and a good shot at the $10,000 first prize!

Here's the first, and most important bit of advice we can give:

Get your submissions in now!

We're encouraging everyone who has drafted a submission (or plans to) to add in all the required details and links so we can…

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over 9 years ago

Week 3 Update

Things are really cooking here at the Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge: we have over 125 participants registered, and several first drafts of submissions are already entered into the system.

At the close of Week 3, we are looking forward to seeing some finalized submissions coming through soon.

Remember, you can deliver your app submission at any point during the Submission period, but you should get started early with a Draft, so you don't run into any issues at the deadline.

So how are you doing with your submission? Leave us a message or start a Discussion on the Board.

Spread the Word

Let your…

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over 9 years ago

Week 2 Update

This has been another excellent week for the Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge. We've doubled our registrant count (79 registered participants at the moment) and time will tell just how long the list will grow.

And with the addition of blecky from Melbourne, Australia, we've got representatives from every continent except Antarctica. That's all right though, we have a few weeks left... so if you know anyone exploring down there please encourage them to sign up!

Questions and Answers

We've had a few interesting questions posed by registrants so far, often regarding the content type of the media presented in the solution apps you will be creating.

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over 9 years ago

Week 1 Update

As the first week of our nonlinear narratives Innovation Challenge draws to a close, we thought we'd update you with some quick facts about our registrations so far:

  • 40 registrants (including you, hopefully!)
  • 12 countries
  • 5 continents

It's shaping up to be quite an international group. Introduce yourselves - we'd love to hear about your idea and help you give it some shape.

Spread the Word!

While yes, it may reduce your chances of winning, a little healthy competition doesn't hurt! Tell your friends, families, coworkers to register for the challenge, or better yet, they can join your team and submit together with you. We…

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