Our First Innovation Challenge Is Open for Submissions

An Online Competition about Nonlinear Narratives

Our group has kicked off its first major community initiative with an online Innovation Challenge. This is a competition aiming to surface new ideas about storytelling from a global community of software designer, technologists, and developers.

In addition to the joys of collaboration, innovation, and recognition, we’re offering substantial rewards, including the possibility of future incubation of your idea, invitations to big innovation events in the future, and $25,000 in cash prizes for the winning submissions.

Nonlinear Narratives and New Methods of Storytelling

The topic of exploration for this first Challenge will be nonlinear narratives.

Typically, the stories and content we create and consume are linear, and follow a logical, cause and effect structure. Yet our minds and memories work in a nonlinear way, and this offers an opportunity for new types of storytelling, and new methods of media consumption.

The applications and software put together for our Innovation Challenge should provide new, flexible, and reusable methods of creating or consuming such nonlinear narratives.

An Invitation to Participate

We’re looking for participants from our global audience with a variety of expertise, ranging from idea conception, through design/prototyping, and all the way to development.*

Read more at the Innovation Challenge website and register early so you can start drafting your submission, or browse existing submissions as they begin appearing.

Interested software makers can also team up through the platform with others who are looking for assistance with their ideas — which will be helpful considering the time period for submissions is limited.

*See the full list of rules to determine your eligibility.

How to Get Involved

Head over to aljazeera.challengepost.com and register. The submission period will be open until September 30, 2014, 14:00 GMT.

For more information, drop us a line @aljazeerair, or email us.

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