BIC, the world renowned manufacturer of writing instruments and correction products, has recently announced the launch of a nationwide back-to-school sweepstakes, inviting consumers to select their schools for the chance to be awarded $4,500 in funding for needed school supplies. The sweepstakes is an opportunity to help promote awareness about the great need that many schools have for these valuable resources. In addition to the launch of the sweepstakes, BIC is teaming up with Adopt-A-Classroom to donate backpacks filled with BIC products to schools in ten cities across the country, so children in need are properly prepared to have a successful school year. Sweepstakes submissions are open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entrants must simply visit BIC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bicpenpals and complete a registration form including the name of their school. The deadline for entering the sweepstakes is September 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST.