The SiteBuilder for Windows Contest has been launched by SWsoft, Microsoft, Dell Dotster and others, for currently enrolled college students in the United States, and will start in April 2006. The contest requires participants to create an original website using SWsoft's SiteBuilder solution, submit their website and then receive the most votes. Votes are made by the public.
"As the boom in social networking sites suggests, the Internet is becoming the most widely used and vibrant outlet for teens and college students to creatively express interests and communicate with their peers," said John Zanni, director of hosting market development at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft wants them to be able to realize their full range of creativity by making it easier for users to build their own sites. With this contest, we hope that participants will help demonstrate the wide-range of innovation and personal expression that is possible by using Microsoft and the SWsoft SiteBuilder for Windows."