Don’t miss the bus! You have to enter by 9:00 am Pacific time on April 6th!
Get on the Bus is an 11-day learning odyssey across the United States aboard the Career Express bus. The Career Express will travel from Tampa to Los Angeles, ending at Tech·Ed 2009!
What exactly is this Bus? It’s a contest of sorts, and yet it’s also an adventure all rolled up into one! The Bus will be taking a tour of various locations, stopping to meet with individuals, organizations, user groups, authors and various meet-ups along the way before ending at TechEd 2009 (North America)
Get on the Bus winners join the Career Express in their city and accompany the Microsoft Learning crew as we stop to visit with the Microsoft Learning community along the way. We will blog, Twitter, video blog, and have a great time!
How to enter the contest
Step 1: Play the “Are You Certifiable?” online game and get a screen name. You’ll include this screen name in your entry. After you submit your entry, you can keep playing to try to get the highest score possible. You can play as many times as you’d like before 9 a.m. Pacific Time on April 6.
Step 2: Get creative and write an essay that strongly justifies why you should be selected to compete in Get on the Bus. Have a camera? In addition to your essay, you can submit a video to tell your story.
Step 3: Complete the entry form
Be sure to include your “Are You Certifiable?” screen name and the URL where we can review your essay (and video, if you have one). Remember, creativity counts! The deadline for entering is 9 a.m. Pacific Time, April 6, 2009.
Step 4: Get ready to pack your bags because you might Get On The Bus!
Learn more about Get on the Bus: Read the contest official rules
Here are the links you need to know in order to get everything you need from this!
In each Challenge, a panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select up to five (5) finalists—based upon the following criteria:
35% Technical and certification knowledge as attested to by your “Are You Certifiable?” high score;
65% Passion and creativity as demonstrated in your essay
The judges, in their sole discretion, may award each entrant who submits an optional video up to ten (10) additional bonus points toward his or her overall score.
The decisions of these judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer than five (5) finalists in each Challenge. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, we will have an additional judge review each entrant’s Round 1 video, and break the tie based on the judging criteria set forth above.