On Tuesday February 11th, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change, a contest from Microsoft YouthSpark – in partnership with Windows, Office, Surface, Microsoft Stores, Brand Studios and Corporate Communications – that invites youth aged 18-25 around the world to share their ideas for a social good project that could spark change in their communities, college campuses, or the world. The contest is open for entry February 11 through March 5.
Finalists will be selected by a judging panel and announced on April 15. Public voting to select five grand prize winners will take place from April 15 through April 22. Microsoft will announce the five grand prize winners on May 1. The grand prize will include a travel experience to the Amazon, $2,500 cash to help kick-start their ideas, and Microsoft technologies including Surface 2, Windows Phone and Xbox One.
The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you're already creating change in your school or community, or if you're ready to start, we want to hear from you! No idea is too small or too big - real change comes in all shapes and sizes.