Now in its 3rd year, Microsoft bliink is about providing a opportunity for Aspiring Technologists in US high schools to create websites that ‘Imagine a future made better by technology’.

The goal of the Microsoft bliink contest is to build the student interest in technology and increasing the STEM pursuits in education and careers in the US. high school students with a positive experience with being creative with technology are more likely to pursue STEM studies and careers.  We make this possible by providing high school students with the software tools, training and experiences through the Microsoft bliink contest.

Microsoft bliink contest 2011 will launch January 5th, 2011, with the registration window being open until February 28th, 2011. Website submissions (using Expression Studio software) are due March 1st, 2011 for fabulous prizes of XBox360 consoles, the new Kinect and XBox360 games. Any US high school student between 13 and 19 years of age is eligible to register and submit their websites to the  Microsoft bliink 2011 contest, participating in teams of 2 – 4 students.

Software: Students who register for Microsoft bliink contest will be provided Expression Studio 4 for download from DreamSpark, at no cost, using a DreamSpark code sent in the registration confirmation email.

Training: Do Not have expertise with web development? No problem, training for students on creating great looking websites is provided through the  online resources beginning at the introductory level and ramping-up to expert-level:

Support: have questions?  Students can get answers to their questions about on Microsoft bliink contest  Facebook bit.ly/facebookTech, Twitter bit.ly/TweetBliink #Bliink and  get their technical questions about Expression Studio  at the Expression Forums bit.ly/ExWebSupport

Stay tuned as we update the Microsoft bliink  website and make it ready for the exciting 2011 web design contest. We expect the Microsoft bliink  site to be ready in a couple of weeks.

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