Awards will be made in two
separate, but related competitions:
Competition (three stages)
Awards: $10,000 to $200,000
The Badges Competition is designed
to encourage the creation of digital badges and badge systems that support, identify, recognize, measure, and account for new skills, competencies, knowledge, and achievements for 21st century learners wherever and whenever learning takes place. It is comprised
of three stages, with finalists being chosen in Stages One and Two, and ultimately forming a collaborative team in Stage Three. It is this collaborative Stage Three proposal that is subject to award. Institutional/organizational applicants from outside of
the United States are welcome to apply in any stage.
should apply: Institutions/organizations/legal
entities from any sector and of any size--from a small non-profit to a large corporation--with compelling learning content, activities, or programs for which a badge or set of badges would be useful for recognizing and making visible learning that takes place
in a particular area or topic.
3 Meeting: February
No application needed--finalists from Stages One and Two will be selected to advance.
Three pairs Stage Two finalists with Stage One finalists and/or collaborators,
to form comprehensive teams who will work together to finalize collaborative badge proposals.