One Spark 2015 adds day, categories, prize money


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More is the word of the day for One Spark 2015, News4Jax news partner the Financial News and Daily Record reports.

More days for the festival. More categories for entries. More money for creators. More food (and beer) for visitors.

Executive Director Joe Sampson said those changes are ways to continue making creators the epicenter of the experience.

The changes were announced this morning at a news conference. Details can be found on the festival's website, beonespark.com.

Next year, the festival will begin Wednesday, April 7, with the Speaker Summit being held during the day at the Florida Theatre. It will last until April 12.

The food village will increase from two blocks to four and there will be two beer stations on opposite ends of the footprint.

A big change includes an increase in prize money. Next year, the festival will guarantee $350,000 in crowdfunds and cash awards, Sampson said.

To read the full story, go to the Financial News and Daily Record's website.