Students interested in participating should submit up to a 300 word essay answering the question: “Is technology critical to a live presentation? Or is it just a crutch?” The papers will be judged by an independent panel based on original thinking, relevance to the real world, and writing quality. High school students in the United States must have a teacher to sponsor them and grant Samsung permission to use their photo and essay in publicity efforts.

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