Phase 1 judging is underway

The Learning Landscapes Challenge is thrilled to share that it received 272 Phase 1 submissions from teams across 44 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. Entrants represent a broad array of organizations, including schools and other educational institutions, nonprofits and community-based organizations, edtech startups, architecture and design firms, and more.

A thorough review process

Drawing on their expertise in education, infrastructure, community development, and emerging technologies, the judging panel is evaluating submissions against the Phase 1 evaluation criteria. The challenge thanks these judges for giving their time and knowledge to help transform learning for K-12 students. Based on their evaluation, the judges will recommend up to 40 Phase 1 winners. Each Phase 1 winner will receive $5,000 and an exclusive invitation to participate in Phase 2.

Looking ahead to Phase 2

Phase 2 will consist of a 14-week virtual accelerator, during which participating teams will receive mentorship and technical support. They will be expected to validate the core elements or assumptions underpinning their concepts, refine their proposed solutions, and make tangible progress in establishing additional partnerships.

At the end of Phase 2, a judging panel will recommend up to five winners that will receive $200,000 each and advance to Phase 3.

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