This year's Knight's News Challenge has launched on the 1st September with a total bursary fund of $5m to the projects selected.
They are looking for innovative ideas that develop platforms, tools and services to inform and transform community news, conversations and information distribution and visualization.
There are three rules to the competition,that the project uses digital, open-source technology that it distributes news in the public interest,and the project can be tested in the local community.
On change to this year is that the project doesn't have to be live and can be judged on closed basis with only the judges seeing the results.
All applications must be made online before the 15th October.