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The Rather Prize will be a part of SXSWedu in Austin, March 7-10, 2021

Submit your idea HERE

The Rather Prize is a $10,000 prize to a student, teacher, or administrator in Texas who provides the best idea to improve Texas Education.

The prize is open to anyone answering the question “What is your idea to improve education in the state of Texas?”

The initiative was developed in 2016 by Rice University student Martin Rather and his grandfather, journalist Dan Rather. Click on the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the Rather Prize and see the winning ideas from previous winners.

If you have questions or concerns, email The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2021.

The next Rather Prize winner will be announced in March of 2021 at the South By Southwest EDU Conference in Austin.