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Samsung Extends Deadline for Solve for Tomorrow, the $1 Million* STEM Education Contest for Middle and High School Students

Samsung and its partners have extended the submission deadline of the Solve for Tomorrow contest to November 9, 2012.

Launched in late September, Solve for Tomorrow invites public school teachers and their students across the United States to submit a short application for a chance to participate in this year’s contest. Seventy-five classrooms – 25 from each of the following three categories: rural, suburban and urban** – will be selected as semi-finalists; they will receive a Samsung camcorder and laptop, and Adobe editing software to create videos that answer Samsung’s challenge to show how STEM can help improve the environment in their community.

The program aims to raise enthusiasm for STEM subjects and engage 6th-12th grade classrooms in a real-world issue they feel passionate about. Winning schools will receive products, software, and programming from Samsung Hope for Children, the Adobe Foundation, and DIRECTV - a total retail prize value of more than $1 million*. To learn more about the contest or submit an application, please visit samsung.com/solvefortomorrow.

To download b-roll of the Solve for Tomorrow program, please go to http://tinyb.it/4232772B0605D.

* Estimated Retail Value

** As categorized by the Department of Education with Town included in Suburban.

About Samsung Electronics North America

Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc., and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #9 in Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” report and named as one of Fast Company’s “Top 10” Consumer Electronics Companies of 2012. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Hope for Children

Samsung is dedicated to creating products that inspire passion and enable people to live Smarter Lives. Samsung Hope for Children represents the company’s philanthropic commitment in the U.S. to help improve children’s health, education and sustainability. Since 2002, Samsung Electronics America and its retail and business partners have helped more than 400 schools, community-based foundations, and charities throughout the U.S. raise awareness of and funding for their causes. For more information please visit: www.samsung.com/hope.

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