September 15th, 1999

[11:00 AM] Time Magazine Awards iMacs To Essay Contest Winners

Time Magazine has awarded some 12 iMacs in the TIME Most Important Person of the Century Essay Contest. The contest was open to kids age 10 to 18 in the following categories: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. The contest sought essays from kids on their thoughts on the most influential person of the century. Winners ranged from essays about a child's grandmother to an essay naming Hitler for teaching the world about the value of fighting racism and being unified. Truly an interesting perspective.

According to Time:

Top-prize winners for each age category (10-12, 13-15,16-18) won an Apple iMac computer for themselves and also one for their school. Second- and third-prize winners in each age category will receive an Apple iMac for themselves.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to more than 7,000 students from across Asia who participated!

CNN and Time have posted the winners, 2nd place, and 3rd place entries. All the entries make excellent reading.

Time has also posted an article called Asians of the Century, also a very good read.

The Mac Observer Spin: This was a great contest for Apple in which to be involved. 12 iMacs is a small price to pay for the exposure and good will that has no doubt been raised through this event. The idea of rewarding writing excellence is also one that sits well with Apple's overall message in our opinion.

Time/CNN Article