$200,000 Follett Challenge deadline set for Jan. 9

Challenge awards prizes to three semi-finalists, grand-prize winner, and 10 “People’s Choice” winners

follett-challengeIt has never been easier to enter the Follett Challenge as contest organizers have streamlined the application process and now provide valuable resources and tips to help schools and districts make their entry stand out among their peers. The deadline to enter the fourth annual competition is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

A total of $200,000 in products and services from Follett will be awarded to the winning entries. The Follett Challenge is designed to empower educators with a platform to tell the world about how their innovative teaching and learning programs are preparing students for the demands of the 21st century.

Applicants are required to submit an online application, plus a three- to five-minute video. To help entrants, the contest’s website ( features a comprehensive, online resource guide, including links to free images, video, music, and audio to help save entrants time searching for these resources. Also, Sue Adelmann, a Follett Challenge judge since the inception, is featuredin a video where she lends perspective into what makes a successful application.

(Next page: Challenge entry details and important dates)

Laura Ascione

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