The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop are challenging innovators nationwide to submit applications for their Prizes for Innovation. Applicants can apply to the Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning competition and/or the Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning: Innovate with “The Electric Company” competition.

To apply to the Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning competition, applicants should submit projects that push the current boundaries of mobile learning. The winner will receive $50,000 to put towards development of their project, as well as other supports that will help scale the project.

To apply to the Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning: Innovate with “The Electric Company,” applicants should submit ideas for a digital media experience that will promote literacy learning among struggling readers using Sesame Workshop’s revival of the iconic literacy show, “The Electric Company.” The winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to work with Sesame Workshop to turn their idea into a possible product that could reach children and families nationwide.

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