SMART Technologies Announces New Contest to Celebrate and Recognize Educators

Nominate a deserving educator until Sept 15, 2018 for a chance to give and receive a $40,000 classroom technology package.


CALGARY, Alberta – March 22, 2018 SMART Technologies Inc. today announced the #GiveGreatness contest to recognize and celebrate deserving teachers with over $40,000 in prizes. Teachers can nominate a deserving colleague who inspires greatness in those around them: students, the teaching community or the school. The nominated educator and their nominator will both be entered to win a classroom technology package, including installation and training/implementation services


Nominations for deserving educators are open from March 22, 2018 until Sept 15, 2018 at Entrants should fill out the form that details a deserving colleague who inspires those around them in the classroom, school and community. A shortlist of entries will be selected for the grand prize by October 1, 2018 and the final entrants will provide video for evaluation by a judging panel. One grand prize winner will be selected based on originality and impact and the winner will receive two classroom technology packages including:


  • Two (2) SMART Board® 7000 series interactive display with iQ
  • Two (2) SMART Learning Suite software subscription
  • Two (2) SMART Document Camera™ 550
  • Two (2) SMART Audio™ 400 classroom amplification package (Base system and 4x ceiling speakers)
  • 60 Chromebooks, model of school’s choice (Up to $250 per Chromebook)
  • Two (2) wall mounts and installation services
  • SMART Training and Implementation Support

The contest was announced via social media on March 21 with a livestream with the CEO and President of SMART, Greg Estell. “The difference that teachers have made in my life and for my children is unmeasurable,” said Estell. “We wanted to design a contest that would recognize teachers who as a community are often overlooked and underappreciated. The SMART #GiveGreatness contest was designed to honor and recognize the work they do every day to inspire greatness.”

See the livestream video of the contest launch by visiting:

About SMART Technologies Inc.

SMART is a world leader in classroom technology, providing interactive solutions to help every student and teacher discover and develop the greatness within them. A consistent innovator for over 25 years, SMART is the inventor of the SMART Board® and the developer of SMART Notebook®, the world’s most popular collaborative learning software, and part of the SMART Learning Suite. With their full range of interconnected displays, software, and accessories, used in over 3 million classrooms, SMART helps students and teachers around the world achieve better learning outcomes. To learn more, visit


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Posted: March 28, 2018
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