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Got Clips? The Tech Museum hosts microchip clip contest, awards prizes for most creative videos.

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 20 July, 2010
Looking for a fun way to win $1,000 and spotlight the remarkable microchip in the process? The Tech Museum is hosting a first-ever contest to film the most imaginative two-minute video on "A World Without Chips," "Inside the Chip," or "The Future of Thinking Machines." A panel of judges from the museum will select the top ideas, awarding one Grand Prize winner $1,000, three Best in Category winners $500 and four Honorable Mentions $100. One or more of the videos will be selected for inclusion in the museum's new exhibition dedicated to microchips. Contest participation is easy - just upload your video to YouTube.com and then visit www.thetech.org to click on the "Microchips Clip" link. Next, on The Tech Virtual website, click "Create Project" and enter your video title, description, and the YouTube.com web address where your video can be viewed. Official rules and prize information are available online at http://thetechvirtual.org/projects/microchip-clips. All entries must be submitted by midnight (PST) September 1, 2010. The contest occurs just before the September opening of The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery. The museum's newest gallery will reflect Silicon Valley as the place, unlike anywhere else on the planet, that creates the technologies that expand the human mind. The new exhibition will feature prominently in the 01SJ Biennial, where artists, innovators and ideas from around the world converge in San Jose to imagine and build a future world. "This is a great opportunity for independent filmmakers, technology aficionados, or anyone inspired by the most revolutionary invention of the 20th century - microchips - to get directly involved with this new space in an imaginative way," says Peter Friess, museum president. Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.