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Oracle Corporation

September 14, 2011 16:00 ET

Oracle Education Foundation Invites Students to Showcase Their Skills in the ThinkQuest Competition 2012

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News Facts

  • The ThinkQuest Competition 2012, sponsored by the Oracle Education Foundation, is now open to students worldwide.
  • This global competition engages students, up to age 22, to solve a problem using their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Students, under the direction of a teacher coach, can present their solution using a variety of technologies, including interactive applications, online games, websites, photo essays, online journals/blogs, animations, and videos.
  • Teams must develop and submit their entries by April 25, 2012. An international panel of judges will evaluate the entries.
  • Prizes include laptop computers; a trip to ThinkQuest Live, hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area; cash grants for the coach's school or organization; certificates of participation; and certificates of distinction for top-performing teams.
  • Students 18 and older who place in the top 10% will be eligible to apply for an internship with the Oracle Education Foundation.
  • More than 7,600 teams from 52 countries participated in last year's competition.
  • Full details of the ThinkQuest Competition 2012 are available at

Supporting Quotes

  • "The ThinkQuest Competition motivates students to create and share their best work with a global audience," said Brad Saffer, Vice President, Oracle Education Initiatives. "By participating in the competition, these students develop the skills they need to succeed in school and the workplace."
  • "ThinkQuest extended my classroom beyond our school walls and made the world part of our learning experience," said Javier González-Delgado, award-winning ThinkQuest coach. "We discovered that we share similar problems and concerns, and when we collaborate with a global community, we broaden our knowledge and increase our ability to solve real problems."

Supporting Resources

About the Oracle Education Foundation
The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. It delivers ThinkQuest, an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills. ThinkQuest includes a project environment that supports collaborative learning; technology competitions that challenge students to solve problems; the award-winning ThinkQuest Library, a learning resource visited by millions; and professional development for educators. ThinkQuest supports over 622,000 students and teachers in 69 countries. For more information, visit

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