(Contest is now over)
Wingscapes, the makers of the PlantCam, Audubon BirdCam, and BirdCam 2.0 have started a contest called “Cameras for Classrooms.” They plan to give away up to fifty cameras for the best essays that explain how one of their cameras would benefit the contestant’s classroom.
The PlantCam is a time-lapse camera that can be used outside. It’s marketed for garden use but I suspect it has a wider range of possibilities. The main attraction of this camera is it takes almost no user input or technical skills.
Both BirdCams are motion activated with the 2.0 model having a flash.
Both teachers and students can enter this contest. Winners outside the United States pay shipping.
How to Enter
Contestants must write a 500-750 word essay about how one of these cameras would benefit their classroom. After you’re done with the essay, upload it to the Cameras for Classrooms website. All entries must be received by Monday, January 31, 2011.