RJI Student Innovation Competition 2020

Publish Date: Sep 29, 2019

Deadline: Jan 01, 2020




RJI Student Innovation Competition 2020

Deepfake videos, fabricated photos and audio are among the biggest challenges the news industry faces today as it tries to keep the public informed with accurate information. In the U.S., lawmakers have considered legislation against false images, but how long will it take for policies to be implemented and will they be able to solve the problem? 

This year’s RJI Student Innovation Competition challenge is to create a program, tool or prototype for photo, video or audio verification. 

Students who plan to enter the competition have the next three months to build their tool, prototype or program before submitting their finished project for consideration by Dec. 1, 2019.

A free seminar series organized by the Innovation & Futures Lab will be held over the next three months at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. The series is meant for students who want to learn more about product development, marketing research, scrum methodology, design and other topics that could assist them in their projects. Please sign up to be on the invitation list for these seminars here. 


First place: $10,000

Second place: $2,500

Third place: $1,000


  • The competition is open to all U.S. college students. All finalists will need to submit documentation to verify their college enrollment status. 
  • A team can be an individual or up to 4 people. 
  • At least one person on each team must be a journalism or communication student. 
  • Presentations must be in English. 
  • Students must have licenses for and/or own all content used in their project. Everything must be legal and ready to be implemented without issue. 

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