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Voting begins in Talent Made Here video contest

Statement issued Monday:

Fort Wayne, IN -- Cast your vote for your favorite video! The Talent Initiative, the program behind the Talent Made Here campaign, posted video submissions from local high school students live on www.TalentMadeHere.com as of today, March 21-and they want YOU to vote for your favorite.

Northeast Indiana high school students were invited to create a video up to two minutes in length answering the question "How is STEM making a difference in your lives, every day, right here in Northeast Indiana?" This contest is just one of the ways the Talent Initiative is increasing awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and businesses in the region and showing students how STEM can open doors of opportunity to them for the rest of their lives.

"We're proud of the great talent found in the high schools in Northeast Indiana, and we wanted to give students an opportunity to show their creativity and be rewarded for their efforts," said Courtney Tritch, communications manager for the Talent Initiative.

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite videos through April 1. After the finalists are determined by public vote, winners will be determined by a panel of representatives from the Talent Initiative. Prizes include Flip video cameras and a walk on appearance in one of the Talent Made Here videos. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 16 at Northeast Indiana TechFest, a new event hosted by the Graduate Retention Program of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

To vote for your favorite video, log on to www.TalentMadeHere.com/contest.

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