'Technology in Motion' Program Opens Up to Middle Schoolers

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Sony Creative Software, developer of the Vegas video production suite, has opened registration for its Technology in Motion 2 video contest for students. The competition, the second one this year, has expanded eligibility to include both high school and middle school students and increased total prizes to more than $400,000.

The Technology in Motion 2 competition will award 28 total prize packages to entrants, including 25 fourth-place prizes of $10,000 in hardware and software, one third-place prize of $30,000, a second place prize of $40,000, and a grand prize of $50,000. Prize packages include notebooks, cameras, camera equipment (tripods, cases), and various software packages.

Sony is also providing schools with a free "Technology In Motion launch kit" to help get students started on their projects. The kit includes free copies of Sony Vegas Pro; Cinescore soundtrack creation software, which includes royalty-free audio clips; video tutorials; and an electronic version of Sony's curriculum guide for digital video and audio production.

Online registrations must be received by Oct. 15. Contest submissions (i.e., the actual videos) must be received by April 1, 2009.

Forms, rules, entry requirements, and other information about the contest can be found here.

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About the author: Dian Schaffhauser is a writer who covers technology and business for a number of publications. Contact her at dian@dischaffhauser.com.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

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