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InfyMakers – Makers Wanted! @InfyMakers #whyimake

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Hey folks! Here is a reminder about the deadline for the Infy Maker Awards ($10,000 awards)!

Infosys Foundation USA has launched its second year of the Infy Maker Awards competition to provide $10,000 to adult Makers who are working on social impact projects and tackling important challenges. This year’s themes are education, health, environmental sustainability and combating hunger.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 28, 2017.

Applying for an Infy Maker Award is very easy:
Visit www.infymakers.com
Upload a 90 second video and a photo
Answer several questions about your project and the problem you’re trying to solve
Press submit!

*Applicants must be 18 or older (19 if you’re in AL or NE) and a U.S. resident to be eligible for an Infy Maker Award.

If you’re a Maker with an innovative solution, we hope you’ll apply! And please feel free to spread the word and share this with others who might be interested in participating. Even if you don’t enter, help get the word out!

  • Have a Maker project in ed, health, environmental sustainability or combating hunger? Enter to win 10K: infymakers.com #whyimake
  • Infosys Foundation USA is supporting Makers having a social impact in their communities: infymakers.com #whyimake
  • Makers are tackling local and global problems- Infosys Foundation USA is supporting them with $10K awards! infymakers.com #whyimake



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