To celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web (www) in March 2019, British Council in India has announced a competition named as ‘Digital Open Call’. This competition is especially designed to encourage the creative professionals who possess powerful ideas and have the ability to unite and engage millions of young people (especially lives) in India, and the UK. Although anyone from across the globe can participate in this competition. According to a statement released by British Council, winning ideas will get a bonanza prize of INR 37 lakh in 2019 itself.
In a statement, this renowned cultural and language institution has said that it would like to provide an opportunity to the artists of tomorrow to showcase their digital creativity to the entire world. This competition will encourage individuals, creative artists, boutique creative firms, coders and gamers to continue on their creative path with much vigour and needed support, said British Council.
“It is said that the best way to foresee the future is to create it. That happened 30 years ago when Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (www). Today, through this competition of ‘Digital Open Call’, we are hoping to use this milestone to explore how digital creativity may reshape our world again,” said Tom Birtwistle, Director North India, British Council.
“We have run many exciting projects before as well famously include-Saptan Stories, a crowd sourced story telling project that ran for approx.7 weeks, in collaboration with Aardman Animations. As the web continues to develop, we hope that ideas from our Open Digital Call can display us how creativity, culture and collaboration may influence what the future of our connections with each other might look like,” Tom added further.
Those who have an impressive track record of developing digital projects can send their project proposals by the noon, UK time, till Thursday, 31st January 2019.