College of Computing Sponsors WebChallenge 2006

May 11, 2006

ATLANTA (May 12, 2006)--WebChallenge is a state-wide community outreach program for high school students interested in furthering their education in technology. With the help of the College of Computing and Georgia's high-tech business community, students have the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies by gaining hands-on Web design and development experience while competing for college scholarships.

Over the past 5 years, WebChallenge has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to students from across the state. SAP, HP, Microsoft and BellSouth were among last year’s sponsors of WebChallenge 2005, which enabled 63 high school teams from 37 schools and 19 counties to learn Web programming, graphic design and Web marketing by creating a Web site for a nonprofit called the Children Restoration Project.

WebChallenge is an annual community service event put on by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Foundation. This year, student teams from high schools across Georgia competed for scholarships by designing and implementing an interactive community Web site for their school or a school organization. Fifteen impressive Web sites were submitted to the competition and judged by Atlanta's business and business media communities in the categories of Best Graphic Design, Best Site Navigation, Best Interactive Features and Best Concept.

WebChallenge is an excellent opportunity for helping the teenagers of today grow and expand their capabilities to be the leaders of tomorrow. The event has grown from an outreach program in the metro Atlanta area to a statewide program that is one of the largest high school Web design contests in the country.

For more information about WebChallenge 2006, click here.