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Education Grant Contest

In-Kind Prizes to USA K-12 Schools
of High Quality Classroom Projectors

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Casio America, LampFree Projector Division

Deadline Date:

12/31/14 6:00 PM ET


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In-kind prizes valued at $2,000 to USA K-12 schools consisting of high quality projector for classroom use. To enter the grant contest, schools must first educate students on mercury and how it can effect a young person's health. At the end of the lesson students will be asked to write an essay on "How to reduce the hazards of mercury on a young person's health".

The Sponsor will provide one (1) Ultra Short-Throw Projector to the winning Eligible School from each State. Approximate Retail Value of each Prize is $2,000.

Product Description: "The Casio LampFree Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN can project crisp, shadow free images up to a 100 diagonal screen. It is designed to create a very close throw ratio (0:28:1) lens enabling an 80" image room just 1.5 feet away. The XJ-UT310WN lens produces 3100 lumens of brightness output with a WXGA resolution ideal for both school settings and HD content display. The connectivity uses a full arsenal of inputs including Video, Computer, and HDMI terminals with audio. Another great feature is Casio's free mobile application which allows educators to integrate mobile technology."

For more information and product specs, see here:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146506

Number of Grants:

1 prize per state; 50 prizes total.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projectors are valued at $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Casio Projector Grant Contest (the "Grant Contest") is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are full-time students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and attend a public or private school (each, an "Eligible School").

Each essay submitted in connection with the must be facilitated by an administrator or faculty/academic staff member currently employed and in good standing at an Eligible School and responsible for supervising and/or advising such students (each, a "Facilitator").

Participating students must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians prior to participating and applicable consent (to Sponsor's satisfaction) must be received by Facilitator.

Children of employees of Casio America, Inc. ("Sponsor"), their subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies (collectively, the "Organizations") and members of the employees' immediate families (spouse, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wards, daughters or sons and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win.

Pre-Application Information:

Review the complete terms and conditions here:

Each school will select the best essay and submit it to this website. Then schools will ask family and friends to vote on the essay. The school with the most votes for their state will be awarded a mercury-free projector.

The Grant Contest begins at 11:00 AM ET on May 1, 2014 and ends at 6:00 PM ET on December 31, 2014. Schools will be responsible for selecting and submitting one (1) student Entry that will represent their Eligible School. All entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor by 6:00 PM ET on December 31, 2014 to be considered.

Submit essays (300 words or less) here:

Eligible School Judging Phase: Throughout the Period, Facilitator and authorized representatives from each Eligible School will be responsible for collecting Entries from eligible students at their school and may review and judge them based on the following suggested criteria to identify and select one (1) Entry: overall creativity; understanding of science and mercury; and overall originality.

The one (1) Entry submitted by Facilitator to Sponsor will represent their Eligible School and will be posted at for public voting in the Public Voting Phase.

Public Voting Phase: This phase of the begins at 11:00 AM ET on May 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00 PM ET on December 31, 2014 ("Public Voting Phase").

All eligible Entries for each State will be uploaded to where individuals who are 13 years of age or older will be able to view the Entries and vote for their favorite.

The one (1) Entry from each State with the highest total number of votes (for a maximum total of fifty (50) Entries) will be deemed potential Prize winners.

The Sponsor reserves the right to award fewer than fifty (50) Prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries from any State.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Casio America, Inc.
570 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Dover, NJ 07801

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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