Back to School Contest Gives Teachers the Chance to Win $5,500 in School Supplies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — As the school year begins and teachers struggle to find adequate resources for purchasing school supplies to get them through the year,, the Internet’s foremost authority on shopping and saving from a world of print catalogs and catalog websites and Nasco (, a leading provider of school supplies, art materials and educational and teacher resources, have teamed up to launch the 2009 “Tools for Teaching” contest.

Entries may be submitted on the website from Tuesday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 30 by public elementary, middle and high school teachers in the United States. In 400 words or less, teachers must answer the question: “Why does your class deserve to win a gift certificate from and how will you put the school supplies to good use?”

Five winners will be selected and receive gift certificates to be redeemed for school supplies. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500; $1,500 will be awarded for second place and three runners-up will receive $500 each. Entries will be judged by representatives of on persuasiveness, creativity, clarity and demonstration of need. Winners will be notified by October 30.

“As a mother of three, I understand the financial hardships many schools are facing this fall and I’m glad we can provide much-needed relief for purchasing school supplies,” said co-founder Leslie Linevsky. “We also hope this contest inspires other small and mid-sized businesses to do what they can to support public education.”

To enter’s “Tools for Teaching” contest or for more information, visit Additional rules and regulations apply.

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