NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is on for young, digital innovators. Living in Digital Times announced today that it is taking its prestigious student scholarship program, 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch, to the national stage at CES® 2017.
"After the success of our New York program we, and our sponsors, are committed to giving young inventors from all over the country a chance to compete, visit CES and win important scholarship dollars. Recognizing ingenuity and rewarding it at an early age can be a life-changing moment for these students," said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. "And what better place to receive accolades than from the center of technology innovation that CES is known for."
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Lenovo, Kay Family Foundation, Asurion, Dell and Girl Scouts of America, Living in Digital Times will honor ten students, two in each of the following five categories:
- Appreneur Scholars: Original mobile apps built for phones, VR or other mobile devices used for education, productivity, entertainment, health or other applications.
- STEM/STEAM: Projects that make advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, or math.
- Maker-Related: Inventions or products that combine existing technologies and tools in innovative new ways. These projects should exhibit high-level creative thinking as well as technological skill.
- Robotics: Projects that utilize mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a combination of these to create intelligent machines that interact with humans and their surroundings.
- Socially Sustainable: Altruistic and activist projects designed to tackle social, political, health, or environmental issues and improve the lives of individuals or communities.
The awards ceremony will take place at CES 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), North Hall, N257 on Saturday, January 7, at 1:30 PM. Each winner will receive their award on stage at the live event. The ceremony will be part of a packed house at Mobile Apps Showdown, emceed by David Pogue, founder of Yahoo! Tech. In addition to the honor and invaluable exposure, each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a high-tech prize package.
Applications will be accepted from now until December 1, 2016. Winners will be announced December 15. To apply and for additional information on rules and the judging process, go here.
"We have been partners with Living in Digital Times on the original Appreneurs Scholars program since its beginning in 2014," said Elim Kay, President of Kay Family Foundation. "The expanded 10 Under 20 program is a significant platform to recognize young innovators across multiple fields relevant to the present and future."
About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. In addition to the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch competition, Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
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