Republic: 'New Arizona Prize' winner announced

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Arizona Republic announced among hundreds of thinkers that came together in effort to spread water awareness, the group Beyond the Mirage won the $100,000 prize to launch a new campaign.

Republic Media, the Arizona Community Foundation and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy presented the award. A panel of judges selected the winning team Wednesday after reviewing five finalists' proposals at the Phoenix Museum of Art.

Proposals ranged from computer applications that simulate possible outcomes from policy decisions on water to social-media awareness campaigns. No group left empty handed: The remaining four received $5,000 each as seed money to launch their plans.

Participants at the prize event stressed the importance to educate future generations.

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