Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24.

The five finalists include:

“Communitee”: This group focuses on a nonprofit organization each week. The nonprofit tells its story through video, which is broadcast on sevenly.org. Communitee will sell items that relate to the cause and donate that money to the cause.

“First Take Film Fellowship”: This will help give young film talent the opportunity to showcase the region.

Greenway”: This project will create a public art bench that looks like a greenback cutthroat trout, the state fish. Local kids will create tiles that will become the scales of the fish, and the bench will be placed at America the Beautiful Park.

“MountainFold”: This will give public access to books of poetry, fiction, artists’ monographs and arts-related periodicals through an independent reading-room-bookstore-cafe. The reading room will give space for readers, meeting rooms for conversations with readers and writers and more.

“International Tattoo”: This big production features hundreds of performers who come together in one show. It is a cultural celebration and tribute to firemen, police, first-responders and all those in the armed forces.

To vote, visit Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s website.