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Second annual Linden Prize announced

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Linden Lab has announced that applications have opened for the 2010 Linden Prize, and submissions will be taken until 15 January 2010. The Linden Prize is awarded for Second Life projects that improve the way people work, learn and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world. This annual award is intended to align with Linden Lab's company mission, which is to connect all people to an online world that advances the human condition.

There are a couple of changes this year, one being that the $10,000USD prize will be definitely be paid in US Dollars, not in Linden Dollars, "with the aim of giving the winner some more options in the rough real world economy" according to a spokesperson for Linden Lab.

The other being that "Individuals or Groups that have an employment history or contractual relationship with Linden Lab will be ineligible", which we understand to have been part of the eligibility criteria last year, but wasn't a part of the written rules.

Information about the prize, FAQs, application forms and all that goodness are available through Linden Lab's own Web-site.

Submissions close at 5PM US Pacific Time on 15 January, 2010. The winner(s) will be announced by 31 May, 2010.

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