The need for education innovation in Nevada could not be clearer.

Nevada ranks 50th in the nation in education. Now, more than ever, we need to encourage our residents to step forward with their ideas and empower them to make an impact. If individuals, small groups, organizations and/or anyone in between have a concrete idea for improving education in Nevada, now is the time.

We want to hear from and embolden you. Welcome to THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE: An Education Innovation Contest™ .

THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE winners for 2022 have been announced. See the winner list here.


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What is the

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, with up to $500,000 in funding up for grabs to bring winning BIG IDEAS to life. In 2022 three winners were awarded a combined $275,000 in contest funds to take their ideas to the next level – ultimately making a positive impact on Nevada students. 

The official rules and regulations of the BIG IDEA CHALLENGE may be accessed here.

Let’s keep this simple, shall we?

To enter THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE: An Education Innovation Contest™, it boils down to this: We want to know all about you, your idea, what inspired it and how you can take it to the next level.


The first step is your chance to pitch us your big idea. This entails completing the official application form, answering a handful of key, preliminary questions, preparing a quick video and submitting it by the contest’s deadline.


Speaking of the deadline, here is one important date to keep in mind for the BIG IDEA CHALLENGE:

Application deadline
June 9, 2023


The official rules and regulations of the BIG IDEA CHALLENGE are very simple and straight forward.