The next Bing homepage contest got announced at NCCE Seattle. This time the Bing team asks students in the United States to submit photos to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The contest kicks off on March 29 and the winning photo will be displayed on the Bing homepage on Earth Day itself, April 22nd!
Not only will the winning photo be displayed on the Bing homepage, there are also prizes for individual winners and their schools:
· 1st place: Individuals receive an HP Pavilion desktop and monitor and a “Digital Photo Lab” for their school.
· 2nd place: Individuals receive an HP Pavilion desktop and monitor and a “Digital Photo Kit” for their school.
· 3rd place: Individuals receive an HP Pavilion desktop and monitor and a “Digital Photo Starter Set” for their school.
First place winners across the four age groups (ages 5-10, 11-13, 14-17 and 18+) will also win a trip for two to the Microsoft Campus to take part in a Bing editorial team meeting where images for future homepages will be picked.
But that’s still not all, charity is thought about too! During the voting stage, April 13th to the 19th, Bing will give a $5.00 GivingCard for DonorsChoose.org to the first 20,000 people who vote each day. Voters can then decide what classroom projects (like math, science, art, reading) will benefit from Bing’s donation. How nice!
The website is already up, so students (and teachers), go on check it out at http://earthdayphotocontest.com