Linden Lab, the company that runs Second Life, just announced that they are launching a $10,000 "Linden Prize" for "an innovative inworld project that improves the way people work, learn
and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world." The criteria include:
- Work in Second Life that also achieves tangible, compelling results outside of Second Life.
original work using Second Life that clearly demonstrates high quality,
execution, function, aesthetics and technical sophistication.
that has the capacity for inspiring and influencing future development,
knowledge, creativity, and collaboration both inside and outside of
This is a substantial increase from previous initiatives, including USC’s "Public Good" challenge that offered $1,200 to three winning projects and the Foundation for Rich Content which has been providing small grants of $80 for projects that enhance Second Life in some way.
Applications are due January 15. Head to the Linden Prize site for details.
CORRECTION 7:30pm EST: I added an extra zero over here in my haste. It’s 10K not 100K! Doh. Sorry, Lindens!