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HP New Zealand Launches Rural Schools Technology Competition

HP New Zealand Launches Rural Schools Technology Competition


Entries for HP’s Rural Schools Competition opened this week, giving rural New Zealand primary schools the chance to win a share of $20,000 worth of HP products and support.

HP New Zealand (Printing and Personal Systems Group) has teamed up with Rural Women New Zealand to invite rural primary schools to enter the competition to win HP products, as well as support for the winning schools to help them get the most out of their technology.

HP Category Manager Victoria Mahan says the programme is about equipping schools with the tools to help students in rural New Zealand thrive.

“We are really looking forward to getting to know some rural schools in great depth and be able to support them with their technology needs. We hope that by providing the right resources and support through the HP Rural Schools initiative, it will be another step to equipping children with the skills for a digital world,” Victoria says.

Rural Women NZ education spokesperson, Kerry Maw, says “We are delighted to be partnering in this initiative, which will offer a real IT boost to the winning schools.”

HP New Zealand currently works extensively in the education sector and sees the positive impact on learning through the smart use of technology. Part of this programme will be working with the winning schools to determine their unique technology requirements – rather than a pre-determined package of devices. Prizes might include HP notebooks, chromebooks, slates, printers and support to set up the devices for the school.

From Monday 23 June, rural primary schools* throughout New Zealand, with less than 300 students, will be eligible to enter the competition.

To enter, schools simply need to submit an entry form which can be downloaded from www.hp.co.nz/ruralcompetition. Entry criteria can also be found on the website.

Photos and videos to support entry forms are welcomed.

HP encourages teachers and parents throughout rural New Zealand to download the entry form before entries close on July 25.

A panel of judges including a Rural Women NZ representative will review all entries and visit the shortlisted schools in August to interview the school principal, meet with students and understand more fully the needs of the schools and how HP might be able to help.

Five schools will be awarded the technology grants as follows:

1st place: $10,000 worth of HP product and training support

2nd place: $5,000 worth of HP product and training support

3rd place: $2,500 worth of HP product and training support

4th & 5th place: $1,250 worth of HP product and training support.

The lucky recipients will announced in late September and the successful schools will work with HP to determine the technology that will best support the school.

To enter:

Visit www.ruralwomen.org.nz/rural-school-competition or www.hp.co.nz/ruralcompetition for full details, entry criteria, and to download and submit entry forms.

*Rural as defined by Ministry of Education.

About HP:

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in New Zealand and the rest of the world. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.

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