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I wanted to give everyone a few updates on the Dell Social Innovation
Competition
.  We are excited about all the ideas coming in from college
students around the globe with ideas to change the world.  Our current most
popular idea
comes from the SainTerre team from Brigham Young University
with the Zen team from Vietnam close behind with their idea for Friendly
Electricity Energy
. We are receiving ideas from around the world also
including Singapore, Australia, Argentina, India, Switzerland, Kenya, and
Canada!

 

You can find all the details on our initial blog post
and the critical updates below…

 

Deadline Extension!

The deadline
for entry has been extended until March 2, 2009.  The entry
process
is simple and you can submit it online in just minutes.  The public
will vote on the first round of entries until March 5, 2009.

 

Selection Process

There are 2 ways to advance forward from Round 1 on your way to being
selected the winner and receiving $50,000.  The top 25 entries with the highest
vote value will automatically advance to Round 2, so make sure you tell all your
friends and family to vote for your idea.  In addition, the judges will select
up to an additional 75 ideas to the semi-final round.  So even if you don't get
the votes needed in time, you still have a chance to advance.

 

Follow new entries on Twitter

You can now follow competition updates and new ideas on Twitter @DellSocialInnov.  Check out the
ideas as they come in and vote and comment on the ones you find most
intriguing.

 

Clinton Global Initiative University

This weekend, Feb 13-15, the University of
Texas
will be hosting the Clinton
Global Initiative University Meeting
.  President Clinton and the Clinton
Global Initiative
have called upon college students around the world to be
the leaders in addressing pressing global issues around 5 focus areas –
Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human rights,
and Poverty Alleviation.  You will have the opportunity to enter the Dell Social Innovation
Competition
directly at the event.  For those unable to attend in person, we
will be providing blog and vlog updates from the event – so stay tuned to hear
more!

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