Scripps Innovation Challenge History

 

History

From 2012 to 2018 the Scripps Innovation Endowment funded the Scripps Innovation Challenge. The  challenge was a university-wide student competition that gave Bobcats the opportunity to create innovative solutions to real-world media and communication problems. The competition gave students the opportunity to think innovatively, while forcing them fashion a practical problem-based solution that considered the tradeoffs of time, effort, and financial resources.

Many students remarked that the challenge was the best pratical learning experience they had at Ohio University. Here is one quote:

"I participated in the SIC during its first year in 2013. The SIC was by far the most rewarding extra-curricular program that I was a part of; I gained new knowledge and valuable experience from participating, and my team had the honor of winning the first place prize. By participating in the SIC, I gained hands-on business and entrepreneurial skills that I would not have been exposed to in a standard classroom setting. A few of the most important areas I gained experience in included market research, white paper/business proposal drafting, as well as selling an idea by crafting an engaging sales pitch. 
 
 The skills I gained from the SIC were what resonated most with my employer, therefore, I truly believe my experience and success in the SIC is the reason I was offered the position. Everything I learned in the competition directly correlated to the type of work I am doing as a program manager at my company today."
 
Leah Petrovich, 2013
 
The success of the Innovation Challege encouraged Scripps leadership to fully embody the Challenge's spirit by creating unique fellowship opportunities to support Scripps students. In this way, mentorship and learning opportunities can be tailored for each fellow, and allow them to deeply engage in exploring one aspect of innovation in the media and communication industries.
 

Results of the annual competitions:

 

2018

Team MAP's presentation slides

Team App-for-App's Presentation Slides

2016-2017

The following are the finalists' videos from March 27, 2017.

First prize: The Players

 

Second Prize: The Green Mappers

 

Honorable Mention: The Storytellers

 

Honorable Mention: Team Bridging

 

2015-2016

The following are the finalists' presentation slides and videos from March 14, 2016. Click on the link to download the presentation PDF file.

First Prize - Team Ubuntu

 

Second Prize - Team idea - Connect Watch

 

Diversity Prize - GenZ

 

Mashable Prize

 

Honorable Mentions (no order)

Team APPoint

 

Team Info-Gator

 

Team Oasis

 

2014-2015

The following are the finalists' presentations and videos from March 24, 2015. Click on the link to download the presentation slides.

First Prize and Diversity Prize - Team Du Monde

 

Second Prize - The Globettes

 

Honorable Mention - Team Ally

 

Honorable Mention - Team Verge

 

Honorable Mention - Team Exceed

 

Honorable Mention - Team Superfriends

 

Honorable Mention - Team FYCA (previously Team Voto)

 

2013-2014

The following are the presentations given on April 21, 2014 and their video pitches submitted by the contest finalists. Click on the title link to download the PowerPoint presentation.

First Honorable Mention - Team Let's Connect


Second Honorable Mention - Team Pivot


Third Honorable Mention - Merge Media


Fourth Honorable Mention - Digital Convergence


Fifth Honorable Mention - Team Airheads


Second Prize Winner, Diversity Prize Winner - Casino Loyale


First Prize Winner, EG 501

 

2012-2013

The materials listed here include a one-page summary given to the judges and a presentation. In most cases the presentation is a PowerPoint file, although one team produced a presentation PDF. Several of the PowerPoint files have embedded videos. PDFs of the presentation are also included, but do not have any of the embedded video material.

First Prize:

Craft a strategy to get more young people to consume news (Challenge 10)

Sponsor: Ogden Newspapers

Devin Bartolotta, Matt Digby, Glenn Janos, Leah Petrovich, Sarah Tranelli, Ryan Vibbert (entry 4)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

Second Prize:

Create a mobile app for local events, eateries and attractions (Challenge 17)

Sponsor: Anonymous

Sicong Li, Andrew Winter, Ben Weibel, Justin Howell, Rose Troyer, Erica Staeuble (entry 16)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

Honorable mentions (alphabetic order by sponsor)

A. Use ‘augmented reality’ to engage media consumers (Challenge 16)

Sponsor: Anonymous

Matthew Forsythe and Emily Kimble (entry 12)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

B. Create a mobile app for local events, eateries and attractions (Challenge 17)

Sponsor: Anonymous

Chris Pinchot, Gina Ranalli, Alex Martinez (entry 5)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

C. Create ways for readers to tailor information to their needs (Challenge 15)

Sponsor: Akron Beacon Journal

Kaity Conner, Jacob Corrigan, Isaiah Griffin, Kaitor Kposowa, Bradley Parks

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

D. Craft a strategy to get more young people to consume news (Challenge 10)

Sponsor: Ogden Newspapers

Nii Hotei Nikoi, Tracy Tinga, Reda Hassan, Alicia Aikens (entry 14)

One-page Summary

PDF of Presentation

 

E. Convince older newspaper readers to embrace digital products (Challenge 8)

Sponsor: The Plain Dealer

Brianna DiPilato, Amy Gregory, Chu Wu, Kaylyn Hlavaty (entry 3)

One-page Summary

Prezi

 

Finalists (alphabetic order by sponsor):

A. Use ‘augmented reality’ to engage media consumers (Challenge 16)

Sponsor: Anonymous

Warnaka Gunawardena, Sumali Hewage, Praveen Gopallawa (entry 18)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

B. Create a mobile app for local events, eateries and attractions (Challenge 17)

Sponsor: Anonymous

Ryan Kara (entry 2)

One-Page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

C. Invent a way to instantly share public safety news with the public

Sponsor: WELW Radio

Nic Ruebel and Tyler Means (entry 17)

One-page Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF of Presentation

 

 

 

 

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