Cisco Backs Web Design Competition

Cisco Systems
Inc
reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing IT skills in Hong Kong by
sponsoring a Web Design
Competition
organised jointly by the Business and Services Promotion
Unit (BSPU) of the Financial Secretary’s Office and South China Morning Post.

Cisco gave HK$250,000 (US$32,000) to the competition, designed to
strengthen young people’s web-building skills, understanding of Hong Kong’s
service economy, and language proficiency.

First Prize winners from the secondary and open categories won a seven-day
all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

As one of the major sponsors, Cisco will pay the winners out-of-pocket
expenses on the US trip.

Cisco will also treat the winning teams to a half-day tour of its
headquarters in Silicon Valley.

“Cisco Systems is extremely proud to be associated with the BSPU/SCMP Web
Design Competition, an admirable initiative by the HKSAR government to
encourage young people to prepare themselves for the Internet Revolution,”
said Frankie Sum, managing director of Cisco Systems North Asia.

“We have been absolutely delighted with the response to the competition
both in terms of the number of entries and the quality and creativity of
the designs,” said BSPU Director, Mike Rowse. “It sends a very reassuring
message that our IT future is in good hands. We are very grateful for the
support of Cisco and the other sponsors.”

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