With so many school districts across the country having to eliminate teacher salaries and educational programs due to budget cuts, many schools are having to come up with some creative ways to raise money for the extras not provided in the school budget. My son’s school collects Box Tops and Campbell’s soup labels, as well as sells giftwrap and a couple of other fundraisers to raise money for needed funds. Every little bit helps.
Bing believes that every child deserves a great education and that’s why they are sponosring the “Our School Needs” contest. The overall winning school will win $100,000 and three other schools will win a first prize of $50,000 each!
To enter your school, visit Bing’s “Our School Needs” site for more details. There will be 3 seperate categories for submissions: Grades K-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
How It Works:
Step 1: Teachers and students can create an entry for their school, including a story of what their school needs, photos and videos optional. Students under 18 will need a parent or guradian to submit the entry on their behalf.
Step 2: Entries are made available for everyone to see and rate online. The 5 top rated submission in each category (15 total) is guaranteed a slot in the final panel. Top rated submissions and the top editors picks will then be turned over to a distinguished panel of judges who will determine the 15 finalists.
Step 3: Voting begins on October 27. Students and teachers can submit entries until Friday, October 22. Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 9.
You can also click here to watch this video that explains the submissions process.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Bing and received a DonorsChoose.org giving code and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.