Starting today Juniors and Seniors in high schools across the US can enter to win the ultimate SuperProm for their school. To enter, students can take their Flip cam, cell phone or other gadget to record a quick, 60 seconds or less video explaining why their school deserves to win. Starting February 8th, entries can boost their school’s chances of winning by sharing the videos via social media and getting friends, fans and followers to cast their vote online. Check out this handy list of ideas to help get the word out. Once voting closes, MTV Correspondent Chris Ryan will help select the Most Creative video from the top 100.
UPDATE: You may have seen in the newsor from Michael’s tweetyesterday, that Dell’s SuperProm contest winner was announced with a huge pep
rally celebration. Cupertino High
School clenched the win with more than 32,000 votes beating out over 100
other schools that entered the competition.
Cupertino’s story started in 2007,
when they decided to focus their fundraising efforts (typically focused on
raising money for the senior prom) to raising money for Nthimbiri Secondary
School in Kenya. They call the project "Kenya Dream" and became dedicated to it
after hearing about conditions in Kenya from a Kenya native who works as an
engineer in Mountain View. Congrats Cupertino – go Kenya Dream!
Here’s a bit more about SuperProm on YouTube:
The grand prize is a completely customized SuperProm, complete with a celebrity DJ, ultra-chic decor, incredible food and much more. Hate your school’s “Under the Sea” theme or want a red carpet for you and your friends – we’ll make it happen! Additional prizes include:
- School second place – $10,000 to put towards the school’s prom for a cooler DJ, bigger venue or upgrade of your choice
- Individual second place – a Prom Night Package that includes limo service, $500 spending money and a Dell Studio 15 laptop with personalized Design Studio lid and 15 months of McAfee SecurityCenter
- Most creative – a $2,500 college scholarship and a Dell Studio 15 with personalized Design Studio lid and 15 months of McAfee SecurityCenter
You can to stay up-to-date on Twitter by following the conversation @DellUniversity, @DellLounge and through the #SuperProm hashtag as well as on Facebook. We’ll be back to share the top videos with you in February, so stay tuned. Click here to see the full terms and conditions. Good luck and happy creating!