Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Join Jordan Pruitt, Samsung, Microsoft & DIRECTV to give students a voice for a brighter, greener future!

Jordan Pruitt Official spokesperson for Samsung's 2008 Hope for Education

About Hope for Education
As a global technology leader, Samsung Electronics America believes in good corporate citizenship. Their worldwide charitable efforts to give back to the communities that nurture us reflect this ideal. Their Hope for Education program illustrates this belief. Hope for Education was created by Samsung in 2004 to support U.S. schools K-12 with the latest technology products to assist in the educational process. Each year the program challenges students, teachers, parents or anyone who knows of a school in need to write an essay regarding the importance of technology in education, and how it can benefit a school in their community. Essays are evaluated by an independent judging committee, and winners earn various awards of Samsung products for their designated school. In the four years since its inception, the program has awarded more than 250 U.S. schools with over $7,000,000 in Samsung electronics and Microsoft software.

About the Contest :
Each year, Samsung's Hope for Education holds a contest where students from schools nationwide can write a 100-word essay about how technology benefits and helps education.
Parents, Teachers, Students, and Administors may submit an essay.
You may submit an essay of no more than 100 words on the following topic:
"How has technology educated you on helping the environment and how or why has it changed your behavior to be more environmentally friendly?"
Essays should focus on:
1. How current or emerging technologies increase your awareness and understanding of environmental issues, and cause you to make environmentally friendly changes in your life.
2. How technology products can be made, used and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
3. Why technology will play an increasingly important role in educating people and helping them to change their lives in an environmentally responsible way.
Entries are open now. Contest will run until August 31, 2008.

Grand Prize
Winning School receives:
$100,000 awarded in the form of Samsung Merchandise
$100,000 awarded in the form of Microsoft software
$5000 (awarded in the form of a check)
one(1) Classroom Assistant Dog
First Prize
30 First Prize winning schools receive:
$30,000 awarded in the form of Samsung merchandise
$30,000 awarded in the form of Microsoft Software
$1,000 (awarded in the form of a check)
31 Nominators:
Each Nominator whose entry is determined to be a Grand or First Prize winning entry will receive (1) Samsung Ultra Mobile PC (Model NP-Q1U)


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