CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Open Hardware Scholarship!
- Do you have the next big Open Hardware idea, but just don?t have the funds
The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) is announcing its first Open Hardware
scholarship this year! The purpose of the OHS scholarship is to support
emerging artists/inventors and developers by providing funding for works
that are released as Open Source Hardware. Granting these funds is an
opportunity to draw attention to the Open Source Hardware movement, to give
back to the DIY community, and to give you the chance to join a growing
roster of gamechangers in Open Source Hardware history. If you have a
project that is in the spirit of the OHS and supports the OHSW definition,
we welcome your submissions.
Upwards of $2000 will be awarded. The scholarship is made available by the
generous individuals and sponsors who have made the Open Hardware Summit
The winner will be chosen by the public. All projects will be viewable
online and votes will be collected during the week of the summit. People
will be able to vote on their favorite project remotely or onsite. A check
will be presented to the winning artist/group at the conclusion of OHS on
September 15th at the New York Hall of Science
1. upload a 30 second (maximum) video clip to youtube that showcases the
concept of your project. The title of the video MUST be the title of the
2. include a short paragraph in the description of the video. Your
description must start with the following sentence, and go on to explain
your project in less than 500 characters.
?The following project is a submission to the Open Hardware Scholarship
awarded by the Open Hardware Summit 2011.
Project title: ?
3. email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org :
name of artist/collaborative group
place of resident (city, state/province, country)
title of project
summary of project (500 characters max)
URL of video clip
URL of project site that includes your application of the OSHW Definition
For submissions is 12:01am, September 14th EST. NO EXCEPTIONS
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Where does the money come from? We had $2,000 USD left over from our funds
last year and we thought the best way to use it is to give it back to the
Open Hardware Summit 2011