I’m pleased to announce HP as the title sponsor of the two global video challenges I announced in March. The HP Net Gen Education Challenge calls for ideas to shape the future of education and the HP MacroWikinomics Challenge calls for ideas on how to fix what’s wrong with the world and its institutions, like business, government, the environment, and global problem solving. HP provides technology and services to help people and companies address their challenges and inspire new thinking, so they were a natural fit for our innovation video challenge.

Each Grand Prize Winner for the HP Net Gen Education Challenge and the HP MacroWikinomics Challenge will receive an HP Envy notebook PC, USD$1,000 and a one-hour webinar with me which will include members of the winner’s organization or school. Additionally, each of the ten finalists will receive an innovation book bundle. The package includes a personalized copy of Grown Up Digital, signed by me, and a personalized copy of Wikinomics, signed by me and my co-author, Anthony D. Williams.

The entry deadline is Monday of next week. For more details, go here.

I also invite people to nominate any school within the K-12 range for the eChalk School Prize, a prize that awards a school anywhere in the world with eChalk’s Anytime Package – a suite of online communication and collaboration tools pioneered specifically for teachers, students and parents – for one year. The prize includes a school website, group and class webpages and workspaces, safe email accounts for faculty, staff and students, and parent access accounts – all in one place to support learning. The winner of the eChalk School Prize will be determined by the school that receives the most votes.