Project:Connect Hackathon in NYC today launches 2013 DML Contest. Apply now for grants for summer projects! #projectconnect #dml5

DML5Today, Thursday May 9 2013, Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) are running the all-day Project:Connect Hackathon in NYC. $48,000 in prizes will be awarded to teams that develop tools to create a more equitable, social, and participatory internet.

This is also the launch event for the fifth annual Project:Connect-Summer Youth Programming Competition (DML5), administered by HASTAC. U.S. based organizations and institutions have until June 10 2013 to submit summer event and programming proposals. Programs should excite and enable youth to engage the web in civil, collaborative, productive, safe, and confidence-building ways, and support learning, youth development and civic engagement. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. All awarded programs will be considered part of and networked with the Summer of Making and Connecting program.

A related Open International Competition focused on Project:Connect will be announced on May 28, 2013.

Connected Learning is a movement that works to make it easier for youth to learn, connect, make, contribute, and share online. It calls on and encourages youth to become creators and stewards of an open, inviting, and safe web.

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