The Microsoft Bliink 2011 Web Design Competition will be open for student registration beginning Jan. 5, 2011. The site with all of the specific details for each contest will be ready fairly soon, but for now you can use this time to make sure that participating teachers and students receive software free of charge and to point them to the many free teaching and learning resources at Expression For Educators. Also, teachers are invited to attend free online demonstrations sessions where they can ask questions about Bliink and Expression.
Bliink is open to students ages 13-19 participating in teams of two to four. Students build a website that communicates their vision of the future and may submit projects created in or out of class. Contest registration begins Jan. 5, 2011. Submission deadline dates in early March vary by state. Inquire about receiving Expression Studio software free of charge for your school. Students can download Expression Studio free for their personal PCs at DreamSpark.