Last Chance to Share What You Make at the Largest Maker Gathering in Europe

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Last Chance to Share What You Make at the Largest Maker Gathering in Europe

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There are still a few days left to submit your application to exhibit as a maker at the largest show and tell in Europe. The fourth annual Maker Faire Rome takes place October 14–16 at the Fiera di Roma, and if you’re a maker, you absolutely can’t afford to miss this event. Lucky for you, because of the immense success of European Maker Week, the call for makers has been extended until Thursday, June 30.

Got an amazing project you’ve been working on? Have a brand new startup? Created a collaborative work of art? Whatever your flavor of making, there’s no better place to share what you’ve made than at Maker Faire, and in Rome, you’ll be submersed in a like-minded community of over 100,000 people. Maker Faire is the best place to test your creation, get valuable feedback, share your ideas, find collaborators, and release your creation.

What are you waiting for? Need more reasons to apply? Read on.

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What’s more, this year, all projects chosen to exhibit will be automatically eligible for the one of the following three contests, based on the type of project.

Everyone will be entered in the R.O.M.E. Prize, which stands for Rome Outstanding Maker of Europe. The grand prize? 100,000 euros in cash! The winner will be chosen by a distinguished jury comprised of MIT’s Neil Gershenfeld, CIID’s Simona Maschi, and acclaimed writer Bruce Sterling, based on the project’s social impact (having the most widespread and effective impact on the greatest number of people) and its economic sustainability (concrete possibility of affirming and developing itself on the market).

Projects about health and disability will be entered in the Make to Care Contest for makers helping to overcome disability. The goal is to find innovative and accessible solutions for day-to-day challenges, and winners will receive a one-week trip for two to Silicon Valley.

Finally, startups will be entered in the Start-Up Contest, with the goal of developing and promoting the entrepreneurial creativity of independent designers, startups, and university spin-offs. The grand prize winner will be awarded a comprehensive prize amounting to 75,000 euros, 50,000 of which is cash, along with 25,000 euros worth of training and financial support.

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Submit your application by June 30 and join the excitement!

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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