The Global Education Challenge $250k in Prizes – Enter by July 15 #edchallenge

[ 0 ] June 23, 2011 |

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently launched the Global Education Challenge to find creative ideas for tools to improve educational outcomes for students around the world and they’re giving away $250,000 in cash and prizes for the best ideas. These ideas could include anything from a new software tool or mobile app, to a service for students, parents or teachers, to a completely new educational technology.

Sponsored by HMH’s Innovation Fund, the Challenge seeks to crowdsource ideas from the public in three areas of education in dire need of improvement: student learning, family engagement and teacher effectiveness. HMH created the Global Education Challenge to foster positive change in education by gathering creative ideas for improving student achievement.

Since launching the Challenge, nearly 250 ideas have been submitted from around the globe, including 15 countries across five continents and 31 U.S. states. On a weekly basis, prizes are being awarded to entrants based on random drawings and the popularity of their ideas. In addition, view the Leaderboard showing the feature or platform, which ranks submitted ideas based on community feedback.

One month remains for entries in the GEC and potential entrants can join the conversation or submit their idea by visiting until July 15, 2011.  After registering and logging in, participants can submit an idea, view and provide commentary on other submissions and learn more about the Challenge and the issues it aims to address. Entrants will retain rights to all ideas submitted. Full Challenge Terms and Conditions can be found at


$250,000 total in cash and prizes to the winners,including:

  • 1st Prize: $100,000 to the entrant plus a$25,000 assortment of HMH books to the winner’s K-12 accredited school of choice
  • 2nd Prize: $25,000 to the entrant plus a$20,000 assortment of HMH books to the winner’s K-12 accredited school of choice
  • 3rd Prize: $15,000 to the entrant plus a$15,000 assortment of HMH books to the winner’s K-12 accredited school of choice
  • Additionally, we’ll award prizesthroughout the Challenge based on an idea’s or entrant’s performance, specific accomplishments, and through random drawings of eligible participants.

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