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Great Computer Challenge 2009
24th Annual

n Is your company trying to reach the K-12 educational market? 

n Would you like to reach as many as 200 technology oriented teachers, administrators, technology and media specialists for as little as $100.00?

VENDOR OPPORTUNITY: Be a part of The Great Computer Challenge! The Great Computer Challenge, a joint project between WHRO, C.I.I., and ODU, is a competitive opportunity for students of grades K-12 to demonstrate their skills in various computer applications and computer programming, including Graphic Arts, Desktop Publishing, Music Composition, Desktop Presentations, Web Design, Internet Scavenger Hunt, Integrated Applications, C++, Visual Basic, CAD, JAVA, and Video Editing.

WHO/WHAT/WHERE:

Great Computer Challenge

March 14, 2009 (grades 6-12) & 
May 16, 2009 (grades K-5)
  
 
Old Dominion University
 
n  Norfolk, VA

Video presentations 
Junior GCC 2008
Senior GCC 2008
 

Great Computer Challenge 2007 Overview

n Over 200 educators from schools in the Tidewater area will be in attendance sponsoring their teams.  Over 400 students will be at each competition. Many parents will also be in attendance.

nSeveral workshops will be held for the coaches and parents while the kids are competing.

n Excellence In Technology Awards will be presented to Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers and Administrators of the year.

n Awards will be presented to the winning teams.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  If you would like to participate in the Great Computer Challenge, please complete and return the attached Vendor Participation Form by March 4, 2009 for the Senior (grades 6-12) Competition, and May 4, 2009 for the Junior (grades K-5) Competition.  We will send you confirmation materials, including directions and set-up times, upon receipt of your completed participation form.

PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY:  If you would like to make a 55-60 minute presentation, please return the enclosed Presenter Information Form by March 4, 2009 for the Senior (grades 6-12) Competition, and May 4, 2009 for the Junior (grades K-5) Competition.  A vendor table must be purchased to be eligible to make a presentation and the presentation must not be a sales pitch.  This does not guarantee proposal selection. 

DOOR PRIZES:  A favorite part of the past events has been the door prize drawings.  Attendees are required to deposit their door prize tickets in the vendor display area, thereby ensuring additional traffic throughout the day.  Donations from our vendors play an important role in this aspect of the Great Computer Challenge; hardware, software, and accessory items, all make excellent door prizes. 

DEADLINE:  We are looking forward to the 24th Annual Great Computer Challenge, and hope that you will be a part of it.   To have your company’s name listed in the brochure, please complete the enclosed form and return it by March 4, 2009 for the Senior (grades 6-12) Competition, and May 4, 2009 for the Junior (grades K-5) Competition.

QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 757.889.9382 or e-mail me, annie.gilstrap@whro.org. (forms linked below)

If you are interested in participating, please download the files below and mail, email or fax them back to:

FAX- 757.489.0007 
EMAIL-annie.gilstrap@whro.org 
SNAIL MAIL-
WHRO/Great Computer Challenge
5200 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508

VENDOR FORMS (if it asks for a password when downloading, please select cancel)

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Schedule of events for the Senior Great Computer Challenge
Saturday, March 14, 2009

7:30 am  Vendor Setup
8:00 am

Registration and setup - Level 3 & 4

9:00 am Rules Review
9:30 am Competition Begins - Level 3 & 4
10:00 am-noon Workshops for Parents & Teachers
11:30 am Competition Ends - Level 3
12:30 pm Competition Ends - Level 3
12:30 - 2:30 pm Lunch & Movie

2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony - Level 3 & 4

Schedule of events for the Junior Great Computer Challenge
Saturday, May 16, 2009

8:00am  Vendor Setup
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Registration and setup - Level 2

9:00 am -10:15 am

Registration and setup - Level 1

9:45 am Rules Review - Level 2
10:00 am Competition Begins - Level 2
10:15 am Rules Review - Level 1
10:30 am Competition Begins - Level 1
10:30 am-11:30 am Workshops for Parents & Teachers
11:30 am Competition Ends - Level 1
11:45 am Competition Ends - Level 2
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch & Movie

1:45 pm

Awards Ceremony - Level 3 & 4