Microsoft Launches Global Online Competition for the Youth

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Microsoft recently launched the global online competition, YouthSpark Challenge for Change.

An online competition for young people around the globe, the YouthSpark Challenge for Change opens an opportunity for the youth to inspire others and be catalysts for change.

From the participants, 20 finalists will be chosen and invited to submit a two-minute video.  Each of the 20 finalists will receive a Surface 2 with Office 365 University.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to empower the youth not just with technology but with programs that can help them create an impact in the community,” said Raul Cortez, Microsoft Philippines director for Legal and Corporate Affairs. “We believe the Filipino youth have what it takes to lead positive change in the world. Their potential to transform lives and communities is limitless.”

Winners of the competition will win a life changing volunteer trip to the Amazon, a technology bundle (includes an Xbox One and a Windows phone), and USD 2,500 in cash that will be used to help turn their ideas into reality.

Qualified contest participants must be 18-25 years old. To join, just visit www.youthsparkchallenge.com and complete the entry form on or before March 5, 2014.

To learn more about YouthSpark and the rest of Microsoft programs for the youth, visit www.YouthSparkChallenge.comor www.microsoft.com.ph.

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