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State Department Announces
“Doors to Diplomacy” Web Site Competition

[School/Organization Name] has joined students from all over the globe in creating a web project about [your topic].

[City, State], ([date, month, year]) The U.S. Department of State, in concert with Global SchoolNet, is sponsoring a Doors to Diplomacy Award Challenge. This educational award will recognize the student-created Global SchoolNet Web site that best teaches others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy.

Global SchoolNet is a not-for-profit online education organization . The Doors to Diplomacy Award will be presented to a team entered in the CyberFair contest, which encourages students and educators to join together to build high-quality, educational Web projects on a variety of topics. The online entries will be available on the Web as learning tools to millions of people around the globe.

Each student member of the team that wins the Doors to Diplomacy Award will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and the winning coaches’ schools will each receive a $500 cash award. The winning teams will be announced in Spring 2009, and the winning web sites will be able to be viewed from and

For a project description and information on eligibility and judging criteria, visit

For More Information:

[Your name]
[Phone number]
[Email address]

Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres
Global SchoolNet

Janice Kiser
U.S. Department of State