Amazon Announces Alexa Skills Challenge

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In collaboration with SXSW EDU, Amazon is launching a contest to find new ideas on how to use Amazon Alexa in the education space. The creators can choose from one of four different themes: the home-school connection, accessibility, teacher or administrator productivity and student learning.

The submissions for the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge will be accepted until Oct. 18. On Dec. 4, six finalists will be announced and invited to present their Alexa skill during a live event at the SXSW EDU 2020 conference. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000 in Amazon Web Services promotional credits and the four runners-up will each receive $10,000 in AWS credits.

More information about the challenge can be found here.

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