Innovation in Storytelling Category showcases best-in-class storytelling projects across a range of genres and platforms. In partnership with Microsoft, we are looking for well told, powerful stories that use technology in innovative ways.
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Quality of user experience
• Ability to communicate a story
• Immersive and participatory elements
• Emotional resonance
• Design execution
Established to address rising polarization in our society, the Bridging the Divide category highlights artists and storytellers who are creating new ways to cultivate a culture of empathy and compassion through innovative storytelling.
Motivated by our shared belief in the power of storytelling to celebrate our inherent human dignity, we are partnering with the Charles Koch Foundation to support the development and wide dissemination of creative tools and models that inspire mutual understanding, peaceful pluralism, and open hearts.
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria, assessing to what extent they:
• Promote and facilitate empathy
• Enable and encourage civil discourse
• Cultivate appreciation for the “other”
• Amplify the voices of champions of free expression
To share the message of the Bridging the Divide category, it is our intention that the winning experience will be donated to a non-profit organization of the creators choice, where it will then be exhibited to a broader audience.