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Samsung Begins 2nd Annual ‘Solve For Tomorrow’ Effort

Ridgefield Park,
N.J. – Samsung has launched its second annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow
video competition as part of Samsung’s Hope for Children
philanthropic initiative.

The winning teachers and students will receive products,
software and programming from Samsung, Microsoft, the Adobe Foundation and DirecTV
for their schools, a total retail prize value of more than $1 million. 

Samsung explained: “Education, especially in the areas of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM), is the driving force behind future
sustainable innovation and the creation of an environmentally aware society. As
a company committed to raising enthusiasm for these subjects and addressing the
technology gap in classrooms, Samsung invites fourth- through 12


teachers and their students to produce creative videos that explore the
challenge: “Show how STEM can help the environment in your community.”

“Over 1,100 schools from across the country responded to
last year’s contest challenge and sought ways to improve their environment
using math and science. Samsung is thrilled to continue building upon that
success,” said David Steel, corporate strategy executive VP, Samsung North
America. “It is our goal to raise awareness and interest in STEM while
providing teachers and students with the resources they need for success.”

Nine-time Grammy winner and philanthropist John Legend also
indicated his continued involvement in the competition. “I had the pleasure of
witnessing first-hand how Solve for Tomorrow stimulated nationwide student
interest in STEM, and I look forward to working with them again this year,”
said Legend. “Samsung makes a difference in the education and lives of
children, which is a goal of mine and my organization, The Show Me Campaign.”

Starting today through Oct. 31, teachers can submit a short
application for a chance to participate in this year’s video contest.
Twenty-five selected classrooms will become finalists and receive a Samsung
camcorder and laptop, along with Adobe Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements
software to create videos that answer the challenge. To learn more about the
contest or submit an application, visit

Since its inception in 2004, Samsung, through its Hope for
Children initiative, and its partners have donated more than $30 million
in technology and other prizes to more than 400 U.S. schools.
Samsung is proud to continue its partnerships with Microsoft, the Adobe
Foundation and DirecTV.

Samsung is also partnering with the National Environmental
Education Foundation (NEEF), a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization that
advances lifelong environmental learning.