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 Cybersurfari.org.
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: http://www.goldenbooks.com/spongebob/index.html
NEW SITES TOVISIT
- New Site for Aspiring Filmmakers
Teens interested in a career in filmmaking should visit http://www.admitone.org,
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.
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!