Today your friends here at the XPRIZE Foundation are delighted to announce the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
This is a $7 million competition designed to transform the lives of low-literate adults. Teams are challenged to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners in just 12 months.
Learn more about the prize in this video:
This new competition has a tremendous opportunity to impact the estimated 780 million adults, 2/3 of whom are women, who can't read.
Find Out More
Naturally you can find out more about the prize over on the prize website. It includes details about the prize, the timeline, the prize guidelines, and how to get involved.
I am sure you all have additional questions though, and to serve this we are dedicating most of our monthly community hangout tomorrow to discuss the prize, the impact, and how to get involved.
To join the hangout tomorrow (Tues 9th June 2015), head over to http://www.xprize.org/communityhangout at 10am Pacific.
We will be taking your questions live on the hangout. Be sure to join us!
We Need Your Help
As you all know, the XPRIZE Community plays a critical role in the success of our work at the XPRIZE Foundation. We need your help to help these competitions have the widest possible impact. If people don't know about these competitions, the wider global impact is significantly reduced.
Outside of competing in the prize, we have identified five key areas in which you can get involved. This includes:
- Spreading the word about the competition
- Providing feedback on the prize guidelines
- Sharing ideas for solutions to the competition
- Promoting and encouraging team participation
- Organizing a Think Tank meeting about the prize
See the following video for a quick introduction to these five areas and how you can get started:
You can read more about these five areas, find the free downloadable community kit, and more details over on http://adultliteracy.xprize.org/get-involved
Thanks everyone, and let's make the impossible possible!