The fourth Digital Media for Learning Competition has recently been announced, offering two tracks focusing on badges. The first, Badges for Lifelong Learning, offers awards ranging from US$10,000 to $80,000 to build digital badges for lifelong learning. The competition is open to groups with “badge-friendly” content, educators, designers, developers, technologist and learning assessment strategists. The second competition focuses on research into non-traditional assessment, such as badges and trophies, with grants ranging from US$5,000 to $80,000. Application deadlines for both programs is 28 November 2011.