NEC plans to award a total of $100 000 in NEC products through a series of new contests. Registrants of its Star Student (education) Business Advantage (small-to-medium businesses) Medical+ (healthcare) and Cinema Advantage (theatre) programs are each eligible to win $25 000 for their respective facilities. Besides registering in the NEC marketing program for which it qualifies each participating organization must complete a registration form and upload a two-to-three-minute video detailing why its classroom office lobby or theatre needs a technology makeover. The deadline for photos and video entries is February 28. “The makeover phenomenon on television and the Internet has really struck a chord with people so we wanted to give our valued customers the opportunity to showcase the energy they exhibit each and every day to succeed ” says Ashley Flaska vice president of marketing at NEC Display. “Successful organizations put their creative hats on to inspire students turn prospects into advocates and assist patients in their respective fields so we’re looking forward to channeling that creativity into some very compelling entries.” The top five entries in each marketing program will be chosen by NEC judges and then posted on NEC’s website for public voting between March 7 and March 31. Winners will be announced in April. In addition runners-up in all four categories will each be awarded a 32-inch NEC E321 LCD display for their respective schools offices medical facilities or theatres. For more information on participating please visit www.necdisplay.com/25KGiveaway/.