The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through Dec. 15, will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools/districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the U.S., Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply.
Entrants must complete an online application and upload a three- to five-minute video describing their program preparing students for the demands of the 21st century. Judges will seek applications best illustrating critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff. Submissions are open to all K-12 educators and Parent Teacher Organizations.
This year’s three semifinalists will again each earn a $30,000 prize. The Grand Prize winner will earn an additional $30,000, for a total of $60,000, plus a celebration at their school. Ten $8,000 prizes will be awarded to People’s Choice winners – those schools that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their submitted videos.
For more information about the Follett Challenge, visit www.FollettChallenge.com.