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Cybersurfari is a free, fun internet treasure hunt, offering prizes totaling over $100,000. The Spring Cybersurfari starts March 23rd at 3:00 pm EST. Kids, teens, families, and school teams are eligible to enter. For more information, visit

SpongeBob SquarePants Design-A-Tie Contest

Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? Golden Books is inviting kids to enter their SpongeBob SquarePants Design-A-Tie Contest from now until June 30th. The Contest is open only to kids and teens in the continental U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec). Two Grand Prize Winners (one from each category) will receive a Gateway personal computer and Nickelodeon branded PC games. Ten First Prize Winners (five from each category) will receive a Gameboy Advance and SpongeBob SquarePants software for Gameboy Advance. Check it out at:


NEW SITES TOVISIT - New Site for Aspiring Filmmakers

Teens interested in a career in filmmaking should visit, a new site funded by George Lucas and sponsored by the Artists Rights Foundation, a non-profit formed by the Director's Guild of America (George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, founders). The goal of the organization is to educate the public about film as an art form so that we will have a better understanding of why we should protect and preserve films.

The web site takes you step by step through the filmmaking process. There's enough information there for you to make your own movie. The organization conducted a filmmaking course, the "Creativity on Film Project" with middle schools in Austin, Boston, Los Angeles & Portland. Based on the experience film professionals had in teaching the course, they've created "Making Movies: A Guide for Young Filmmakers," a 125-page manual which will be available for download at the site at the end of April. In addition, 25,000 copies of the manual are going out to public and school libraries. The site will be continually updated with new content. Currently Jay Roach is providing storyboards and live action clips of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" on the site.

Peace Pledge - Stop the Violence in Schools

It's time to STOP the violence in America's high schools! Go to the Peace Plege site to read the Pledge, sign it and send it to your friends. Dedicate your signature to someone if you'd like. Make this pledge as personal as possible! If you sign and send to 10 people, and they each sign and send to ten people, and they each sign and send to ten more people, the Peace Pledge will circle the world a hundred times over. If you get it a second time, send it again! If you meet someone new, tell them about the Peace Pledge!