Deadline: 9 January 2019
Google is launching the first series of global challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Challenge will include two rounds in 2018 and 2019, as part of our overall commitment to the Google News Initiative in the region.
The first challenge will focus on increasing reader revenue in any form.
The Asia-Pacific GNI Innovation Challenge is open to organizations of every size, including freelancers and sole traders, that aim to produce innovative, original journalism that enlightens citizens with trustworthy journalistic content and whose projects focus on encouraging a more sustainable news ecosystem.
Projects will receive up to $300,000 in funding to finance up to 70% of the total project cost.
- Established publishers, online-only players, news startups, publisher consortia and local industry associations are all eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be incorporated or based in a country in the Asia-Pacific region as outlined below.
- Incorporated organizations must be incorporated in one of the eligible countries within (countries listed below) in the Asia-Pacific region. Unincorporated organizations must be registered in the Asia-Pacific region or, if unregistered, have their principal place of business based in the region.
Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Cook Islands, East Timor, Easter Island, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/innovation-challenges/apac-how-to-apply