We’re in the home stretch here. December 15 is the last day to get your contest submissions in. For those of you who don’t know about the contest and prizes, check out this press release.
SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 2, 2009 — Submissions are due by December 15 for the second annual writing contest launched by the Federated Search Blog. Last year’s contest asked blog readers to predict the future of federated search and it rewarded winners with nearly $1,000 in cash prizes, and invaluable recognition in the industry through participation on a panel at the prestigious Computers In Libraries (CIL) Conference. This year’s contest doubles the cash prizes.
The 2010 contest challenges participants to creatively describe the most impressive federated search application they’ve ever seen or imagined. Submissions can be in the form of poetry (any style), essay, video, web-site mockup or other creative expression. An independent team of judges will choose first, second and third prize winners, who will earn cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $250 from Deep Web Technologies, sponsor of the Blog. Additionally, the winning submission will be featured in CIL Magazine and the top winner will participate in a panel at the CIL Conference in Spring 2010. Travel expenses will be paid by Deep Web Technologies.
“I’m excited about the contest. Aside from the cash prizes, I’m delighted about the visibility that the top winner gets and how that can greatly enhance his or her career, or help get a student’s career off to a great start,” said Sol Lederman, lead author for the Blog. “And, CIL’s support of the contest is very important to its success so I’m happy about their continued participation.”
Contest rules are available at http://federatedsearchblog.com/2009/10/21/broader-contest-bigger-prizes.