Benevolent Media Pitch Night
Date: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: nclud, 1203 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036
Benevolent Media, one of the Center's community partners, is organizing a Pitch Night to give "benevolent media" creators a chance to showcase their pitches and proposals in captivating 5- to 7-minute presentations, for a chance to win cash prizes to make their idea a reality.
Join us for a night of sharing about how to make the world a better place through storytelling and design.
Pitches include and explanation of the cause, the community to be served, and the form of media to be used to create positive and lasting social or environmental change. Perhaps poetry for social justice, photography for nature conversation or filmmaing for women's empowerment? Applicants with the most compelling proposals have been invited to pitch their idea in front of a live audience November 5 in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Monday, November 5 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - FEAST 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - PITCH 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - PARTY WHERE: nclud 1203 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20036
A distinguished panel of judges will vote on the Grand Prize winner ($2,000).
The rest of the audience also gets to cast their vote on what project to fund with a People's Choice Award, using a portion of the money pooled from the price of admission ($5 from each person's ticket).
This event will be held during Digital Capital Week, a weeklong festival in Washington, D.C. focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds.
MEET THE JUDGES:
Raj Aggarwal, President, Provoc
Kristen Argenio, Principal, Ideal Design
William (Bill) Colgrove, Chief Creative Officer, Threespot
Angelica Das, Associate Director, Center for Social Media, American University
Michaela Hackner, Project Director, Forum One Communications
Amy Hartzler, Studio Director, Free Range
Austen Levihn-Coon, Senior Strategist, Fission Strategy
Brandon Schmittling, Director of Experience Design, Weber Shandwick
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