Makers — Infy Award Applications due Feb. 1

If you are a maker, you can submit your project for a chance to win an Infy Maker Award, offered by the Infosys Foundation USA. The goal is to recognize creative excellence in maker projects with social impact. Infosys has committed over $1 million to inspire innovation through this award program targeted at makers. There are only 10 days left to submit your idea for this funding cycle.

There will be 10 awards of $10,000 each for adult makers (age 18+) in the current Winter cycle. For students, there are 25 awards. Young Makers (under 18) will win $1,000 each in the Winter cycle. Plus, winners can nominate a school, library or community organization to receive a grant worth $10,000 to establish a Makerspace.

The last day to apply in February 1, 2016. The winners will be announced in mid-March. Apply at the Infy Awards website.

Kaustav Mitra, Infosys, reached out to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College about spreading the word to Sierra College students, faculty and staff; Hacker Lab members; and other makers in Placer and Nevada counties and the Sacramento region. “Your support will help to identify, and bring to life, some of the best ideas in making and encourage making at a much greater scale, as we all work to discover and empower people to make things, to pursue the curiosity that is fundamental to all of us, and to have the creative confidence to bring those ideas to life,” said Mitra.

The spring cycle opens March 1, 2016 and will award 25 students and 5 adults with prizes to encourage them to keep on making.

Learn more about this exciting contest celebrating makers and funding creativity at the Infy Maker Award website.