SOURCE: Alliance for Public Technology

June 20, 2008 15:24 ET

Attention Political Junkies: Alliance for Public Technology Proudly Announces New Contest -- Win Dollars and Trip to Washington, D.C. for Best Ideas

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Did you ever daydream about being President for a day? About having the power to change people's lives -- or at least being able to share your ideas with a real President?

The Alliance for Public Technology (APT) has launched a brand new nationwide online contest recently that will allow you to do more than dream about it. Your ideas may even be presented to the next President of the United States.

Contestants are invited to share the best ideas for using high speed communications technology to address a wide range of issues and problems. Do you need a health care specialist but you live hundreds of miles from the nearest city? How about telemedicine -- you can connect using high speed Internet video to a top ranked specialist. You want to participate in a political campaign and have your voice heard? Great, then you can connect to the campaign online. You want to have additional income to supplement your retirement? Then, how about using the Internet from your home to start a business and market to the world? Do your kids go to school in a school district without a top library resource for research? Great, just let them access the world's resources on the Internet. All of these ideas could be used more widely in the next Presidential Administration to make the world a better place, give more people access to health care no matter where they live, bring people together to problem-solve about the world's toughest problems, create economic opportunity for home-based business owners by helping them access the world marketplace, not just their town.

The President for a Day contest will run until July 29, 2008. The winners will be announced in late August and the prizes will be $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. A panel of APT board members and colleagues will participate as judges in the contest. Early next year, a policy memorandum of the best contest entries will be sent to the new President.

For more information, go to www.broadbandchangedmylife.org or contact Joy Howell, campaign director, @ 202.293.2970

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joy Howell
    Campaign Director
    202.293.2970