Tween Tribune Launches Technology Essay Contest

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Inspired by Benjamin Franklin -- who was passionate about technology, and could impressively express his ideas in very few words -- TweenTribune will be giving away 100 "Benjamins" to students who can answer the following question in 100 words or less: "How does technology make the world a better place?"

If you can write a unique and succint description, then you could have the chance to win a sweet cash prize. Here are the deets: Students from grades 3-12 are eligible to enter. Just have your teacher register your class (yes, this is a must) so that you can submit your entries here. Writing samples will then be judged in ten categories, with separate categories for each grade.

Tween Tribune will hand out $10,000 among 60 winning writers. Each grade will get six prizes -- first place wins $500 and five runner-ups will win $100 each. The contest is underway now, and the deadline for entries is January 16. Winners will be announced on February 28.

As for your essay, it can refer to any or all communications technology, such as: mobile phones, computers, tablets, laptops, eReaders, the Internet and wireless technology. Remember, it needs to be 100 words or less, so keep your entries short. This shouldn't be too hard for Twitter-obsessed writers!

For more information, visit Tween Tribune's contest page, and size up the competition by checking out other students' entries on the site, too. Good luck!

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