IPO Education Foundation Announces 2012 IP Video Contest Finalists

Jul 30, 2012, 10:34 ET from Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation

The Public is Encouraged to Visit the Contest Website and Vote for Winners!

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation has announced the finalists in its 2012 IP Video Contest.  The finalists' videos are posted on the contest website (www.ipvideocontest.com) for public voting. The public will determine one winner in each category and the second winner in each category will be selected by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Now in its second year, the video contest was created to educate teens and the public at large about the importance of the patent system.  Contestants are competing in three age categories (thirteen to fifteen years old; sixteen to eighteen years old; nineteen years and over) for cash prizes or scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.  The Foundation's mission is to broaden the public's understanding and appreciation of systems for the development, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Foundation would like to extend a special thanks to this year's video contest award sponsors, Dr. Gary K. Michelson and the Conrad Foundation for their support of IP education!

Executive Director Herbert Wamsley said, "The Foundation received a number of impressive submissions.  The creativity and messages about the importance of the patent system are outstanding.  The talent and vision displayed in the videos produced by these young adults will inspire everyone." 

The public is encouraged to visit the contest website, view the finalists' videos, and cast your vote! The deadline to vote for winners is August 6, 2012 via the contest website: www.ipvideocontest.com.    

About IPO Education Foundation
Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), was established in 2005 to educate the public on the importance of intellectual property rights to the economy. 

Donations to the foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.  To find out more about IPO Education Foundation programs or to make a donation, visit www.ipoef.org or call 202/507-4500.


SOURCE Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation