K-12 schools (public/private) in the United States and Canada are invited to apply. Submissions are open to classroom teachers, special teachers (e.g., art teachers, music teachers), technology specialists, administrators, PTAs and librarians/media specialists.

Describe your program using the online application. Your entry will be judged according to the judges' rubric. In addition, upload a 3 to 5-minute video showcasing the program and positive impact it has had on your school.

Judging Parameters
Your entry will be judged by a panel of education thought leaders and voted on by the world. Judges will be looking for applications that illustrate:
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration between students and among educators
Selection Process
  • People's Choice Winners: We'll take a People's Choice approach to the 10 videos that receive the most votes*. Semi-finalists and the Grand Prize Winner are not eligible for the People's Choice award of $8,000, even if they have the highest number of votes.
  • Semi-finalists: The Semi-finalist score will be 80% based on the judges' rubric and 20% based on the number of votes received.
  • Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize winner will be selected by the judging committee from the pool of three top-scoring semi-finalists based on the judges' rubric score alone.
Judges' Rubric
Click here to access the Judges' Rubric

Official Rules
Click here to access the Follett Challenge Official Rules and Regulations.