September 22, 2008
PC Mall Gov and T.H.E. Journal Announce Essay Contest for Middle and High School Students
PC Mall Gov, Inc., a subsidiary of PC Mall, Inc. (NASDAQ: MALL), today announced an essay contest for middle and high school students across the country. With the start of a new school year, and the environment at the forefront of global discussions, PC Mall Gov has created an opportunity for students to examine how technology is affecting their classrooms and schools, and what this means for the environment overall.
Partnering with HP, InFocus and T.H.E. Journal, PC Mall Gov is seeking entries from middle and high school age students into the "Green Light Contest." Essays of 1,000 words or less describing how students and teachers can use technology to protect the environment will be judged by leaders in the fields of education and technology. A grand prize winner will receive a 30-seat "green" computer lab for their school. In addition, two first place winners (one for each category--middle school and high school) will win a "green" laptop. Winning essays will be published in T.H.E. Journal and winners will be recognized at FETC, January 21-24, in Orlando, FL.
"We are excited and pleased to offer this contest to students across the country," said Alan Bechara, President of PC Mall Gov. "Our partnership with HP and InFocus enables us to encourage students to think about how technology and environmental awareness come together in our schools and classrooms, and how we can responsibly use these tools not only to advance learning but also to protect the environment. There is no better group than our tech-savvy students to think about, and address, these issues."
The Green Light Contest asks students in grades 5-8 and 9-12 to write an essay describing a program for how they and their teachers can use technology to protect the environment. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2008. Winners will be announced at FETC, January 21-24, 2009, and notified by mail no later than January 31, 2009.
Complete essay and submission criteria are available online at www.pcmallgov.com/greenlightcontest.
For more information, please email [email protected]
About PC Mall Gov, Inc.
PC Mall Gov, Inc., headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a rapid response supplier of technology solutions for government and educational institutions. PC Mall Gov offers more than 100,000 different products from companies such as, but not limited to, Apple, Compaq, HP and Sun Microsystems. The company makes these products available to federal agencies, state and local governments and educational customers on a variety of contracts as well as through open market and procurement card purchases. With 20 years of experience providing IT products, services and solutions to the federal government, PC Mall Gov's GMRI division is recognized as a leader in the information technology marketplace. GMRI has the contract vehicles and dedicated professional staff to deliver best value solutions for Managed Services, Data Center Services, Storage, Content Preparation Services, and Procurement Excellence.
About PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, founded in 1987, is a value added direct marketer of technology products, services and solutions, to businesses, government and educational institutions and individual consumers. We offer our products, services and solutions through dedicated account executives, various direct marketing techniques, and three retail stores. We also utilize distinctive full-color catalogs under the PC Mall, MacMall and PC Mall Gov brands and our websites pcmall.com, macmall.com, pcmallgov.com, gmri.com, wareforce.com, sarcom.com, abreon.com and onsale.com, and other promotional materials. Customer product orders are rapidly filled by our distribution center strategically located near FedEx's main hub or by our extensive network of distributors, which is one of the largest networks in the industry.