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Innovation America Foundation Engages Future Innovators
October 16, 2007

The Innovation America Foundation (IAF), with support from Apple Inc., recently announced the Voices of Innovation contest, as part of IAF’s effort to create a vibrant nationwide movement supporting American innovators and encouraging future innovation.

IAF is working to motivate young people to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); educate parents about why it is important for their children to have 21st Century skills when they graduate high school; and promote the innovation policies and strategies developed through the National Governors Association’s Innovation America initiative.

The Voices of Innovation contest will challenge America’s high school students to use their 21st Century skills – problem solving, creative thinking, reasoning, communication, collaboration, media & technology literacy – to capture their perspectives on innovation and its relevance in their lives.

The video submissions will be reviewed by a panel of governors and CEOs. All videos will be showcased on IAF’s website, Apple’s Student Gallery website, the Apple Learning Interchange, and available in the podcast directory on iTunes. Additionally all videos will be available through the Scholastic and the National Governors Association’s joint website, the National Academy of Engineering’s website for girls, and governors’ websites across the country. The top 20 teams will receive Apple iPod Shuffles as well as Apple’s iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 suites of software applications featuring iMovie, iPhoto, iWeb, iDVD, GarageBand, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Five grand prize winners will be selected out of the top 20 and will receive Apple iPod Nanos as well as Apple’s award winning Final Cut Studio editing suite along with iLife ’08 and iWork ’08.

The Innovation America Foundation (IAF) has extended the deadline for the Voices of Innovation contest. High school students interested in entering the contest now have until Friday, November 9th to register. The deadline for submitting videos is Monday, November 19th and winners will be announced the week of December 17th, 2007.

Visit for contest details. For more information on the Innovation America Foundation, please visit

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