The Internet gives new meaning to the notion that, by sharing ideas, we build a better understanding of the world around us. If you use YouTube or Wikipedia, exchange gaming tips on the Internet, or have a blog, you probably well understand the value of sharing information, ideas, and knowledge.
Sharing can also be a vital tool in helping to address complex problems that challenge society - like disease, hunger, global warming, and economic disparity. The sharing of ideas gives us ways to discover, collaborate, and create in unprecedented ways.
The SPARKY Awards challenges you to illustrate in a short video presentation what you see as the value of sharing information. Use your imagination to suggest what good comes from bringing down barriers to the free exchange of information.
Contest modeled after national Sparky Awards contest - contest details and information copied from national contest website.
Submissions from 2009
Words, Faither Barger, Nicole Cooksey, Toby Thomas, and Choujing (Jinn) Xu
Unbound, Gabi Caballero and Cheyanne Thomas
Lite Rock, Greg Frank, Lauren Carrig, Trista Busch, and Siyi (Kuku) Zheng
Push Blue to Red, Ben Frederick, Samantha Ownby, Tylor Laposser, Yijao (Hina) Zhou, and Sishi (Sissi) Tu
Metaphoric Soup, Jessica Gosney, Sarah Luscomb, Tim Poe, and Sishi (Sissi) Tu
Betty Boop in "A Language All Can Own", Mark Harmon
Growth, Thinh Nguyen, Dena Anschutz, Sonam Patel, and Xiaoxin (Kira) Wang
Claymagination, Janeane Robinson, Caitlin Courtley, B. J. Smith, and Wenjing (Gil) Zhao