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What will you learn at ISTE 2016?

Thank you to everyone that participated in our contest to win one free registration and up to three nights of housing at ISTE 2016. The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced in mid-April.

Winner selection & Prizes

We have received so many incredible entries that we decided to give away two additional registrations with help from two of our friends in the ISTE community. The grand prize winner will receive a free registration and up to three nights of housing and the runners up will each be awarded one free registration.

Meet the Guest Judges

Nicholas Provenzano is an ISTE Teacher of the Year award winner and has spent his time teaching HS students the importance of exploring literature. He shares his nerdiest ideas in his website, and on his Twitter account @TheNerdyTeacher.

Jennie Magiera, @MsMagiera, is the CTO for Des Plaines School District 62, and the author of the upcoming book, Courageous Edventures. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. She also hopes to transform PD, serving on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE.

ISTE employees and select volunteers will judge the contest. Submissions will be judged on creativity and originality. All judges’ decisions are final.

The fine print

Entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter, participants must record a video (not to exceed 20 seconds in length) telling us what they hope to learn at ISTE 2016 and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #ISTE2016 hashtag. The post must be public to qualify. There is no limit to the number of entries.

Contest officially opens February 12, 2016, and ends March 31, 2016. Winners will be drawn in April 2016.

Eligibility. This contest is open to everyone over the age of 18, except where prohibited. Contest is open to all, regardless of ISTE membership status. Employees of ISTE (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible. Volunteer guest judges are also not eligible to win. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.

Winner selection. ISTE employees and select volunteers will judge the contest. Submissions will be judged on creativity and originality. All judges’ decisions are final.


Prizes. ISTE will award to the grand prize winner one (1) registration to ISTE 2016 and one (1) hotel room for up to three (3) nights at a conference hotel of ISTE’s choice. Two runners up will each be awarded one (1) registration to ISTE 2016 without housing and will be responsible for their own lodging. Winners are responsible for travel to and from ISTE 2016, food and other incidental expenses. Prizes are not transferrable or redeemable for cash.

Winner notification. We will notify the winners in April 2016 via social media direct message, mention and/or email. Inability to contact winners may result in disqualification and selection of alternate winners. If winners do not respond within 14 days of notification, we will select alternate winners.

Use of submission content. Participants hereby grant ISTE a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the submission (along with their first name and last initial) in all current and future media for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant ISTE the foregoing license and, if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their submission in order to grant such a license.

ISTE is under no obligation to use any submission or return submissions to participants.

Use of contest information. All entries become the property of ISTE, and ISTE reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Not endorsed by social media platforms. By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and release all social media platforms from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. You are providing all information for this contest to ISTE and not to any social media platform.

Conduct. All contest participants agree to be bound by these official rules. ISTE in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person we deem to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of its website, or to otherwise be in violation of these rules.

Limitations of liability. ISTE is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason the contest does not run as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, ISTE may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Entrants further agree to release ISTE from any liability resulting from, or related to, participation in the contest.

Winners list. You may obtain the name of the winners by sending an email to by July 1, 2016.

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