Chicago, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – March 10, 2006 – Web hosting provider, Hostway, is co-sponsoring a Chicago area high school web design contest with Chicago’s council of technology advisors.
Hostway Corporation began accepting nominations on March 10th for their fourth annual ”High School Web Site Designers of the Future” contest. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Council of Technology Advisors is once again co-sponsoring the contest for the fourth year. Contestants may submit entries until May 8, and winners will be selected May 22.
Chris O’Brien, CIO of the City of Chicago and Co-Chair of Mayor Daley’s Council of Technology Advisors commented, ”We’re proud of the job our schools have done in keeping pace with technology and preparing students for success in a technology-dominated world. This contest reflects our high school students’ achievements, and recognizes the talents they have developed.”
A distinguished panel of judges for the contest will include representatives of the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors, Junior Achievement Chicago and Hostway. The contest prizes include two top-of-line laptop PCs and $2,000 in scholarships. This year’s top winner will receive $1,000 scholarship and a Dell laptop (up to a $1,500 value). The second place finisher will receive a $500 scholarship and a Dell laptop. Third prize is a $500 scholarship.
Hostway designed the contest to challenge Chicago area high school students to tap into their technical talents, including self-taught designers and those who have taken advantage of formal web design courses available through their high schools. Students will compete on the basis of content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality and success of their web sites.
John Lee, VP of global marketing and general manager for Hostway said, ”We are thrilled to partner with the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors on our fourth annual high school web design contest. It is very important that we recognize the talent of tech-savvy high school students and support their technical and creative development as they consider careers in information technology.”
To learn more about the ”High School Web Site Designers of the Future” contest, please visit: http://www.hostway.com/contests/highschool/.