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NEC Launches $25,000 Giveaway Scholarship Program

NEC is putting $25,000 in products up for grabs with the launch of a video contest for K-12 schools.

To enter, schools must submit a YouTube video explaining why they need a technology makeover. The company will select five finalist videos to post online for public voting. The winner will take the entire $25,000 prize in NEC products.

"We're looking for the most creative videos that convey the educational needs for new technology," said Ashley Flaska, vice president of marketing at NEC Display, in a prepared statement. "Schools are accustomed to uniting behind common goals, so we expect some fierce competition over the next three weeks."

Videos can be submitted until May 6.

In related news, the company has also launched a scholarship program.

"For every $50,000 in NEC products, including lamps and accessories, purchased by a school from a single reseller, NEC will fund a $2,000 scholarship, compliments of the reseller and NEC Display Solutions," according to a news release. "The promotion runs through June 30, 2014, at which point scholarship checks will be announced and fulfilled."

To qualify for the scholarship initiative schools must be enrolled in the company's Star Student program.

Visit to learn more about the contest or to submit a video.

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