MEDIA ADVISORY: Cengage Learning Contest Invites Students to “Show Us a Slice of Your Life”

$2500 Scholarship for Best Video Entry

Stamford, CT. – March 27, 2013 Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced the MindTapShow Us A Slice of Your Life!” Contest open now to college students.  There’s more than one way to peel an orange, and there’s more than one way to learn. Students are invited to get creative and put together a short video that illustrates their identity as a unique learner.

To enter, students should submit a creative, original video (1-3 minutes max.) in which they peel an orange in an interesting way and, at the same time, answer the question “What makes you a unique learner?” A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the best entry, with the runner-up winning a $500 scholarship to the institution at which they will be enrolled as a student for Fall 2013. Independent judges will select five finalist videos to be featured on the Cengage Learning YouTube channel starting Monday, April 29. These finalists will be voted on publicly to determine the winner.

What: MindTap “Show Us A Slice of Your Life!” Contest Students submit a short video explaining what makes them a unique learner while peeling an orange in a unique way.

Who: Legal residents (18-years of age or older) of the United States and the District of Columbia, except where prohibited by law.

When: Entries must be uploaded to YouTube and submitted via the form on the MindTap “A Slice of Your Life” video contest website before midnight EDT on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Where: Further details and official contest rules can be found by visiting www.cengage.com/mindtap/slice.

Why: There’s more than one way to peel an orange and there’s more than one way to learn. Cengage Learning’s MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience which celebrates all types of learners. In a world full of apples, why not be an orange? Be creative and show us A Slice of Your Life!

Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom.  Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, National Geographic Learning, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.