What is the BIG IDEA CHALLENGE?

THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE: An Education Innovation Contest™
provides a jumping-off platform like no other.

No idea is too big or too small – spanning a curriculum tool that strengthens learning for students, a technology concept to boost a school’s infrastructure, a platform to enhance teachers’ efficiency or whatever next great idea can enhance Nevada’s educational landscape. 

We want to help jumpstart your unique ideas like never before and up to $500,000 in total contest funds is at stake. These funds will (and must) be used to take your idea to the next level – ultimately making a positive impact on Nevada students.

From mid-January through March 31, we received hundreds of applications with BIG IDEAS from throughout the state of Nevada and now we’re reviewing, analyzing and judging the entries to see which ideas to take to the next level. Keep an eye on our News page and Facebook and Instagram feeds for updates on finalists and progression of the contest!

The Agassi Foundation for Education and The Engelstad Foundation are leading the charge to find the next BIG IDEA.

We’ll be the judge of that!

An esteemed panel of judges will select the winner(s) of THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE: An Education Innovation Contest™ . The panel made up of business leaders, philanthropists, stewards of education, sports figures and musicians – all collectively active in enriching education through direct work with school systems in K-12 and higher education – is led by a few names and faces known by millions around the globe.

Let’s meet our judges!

Best of luck. We know you’re up for the challenge.