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BCS launches national search for ECDL tales of success

The British Computer Society (BCS) has launched a competition to find the most inspirational tale of success achieved by a UK candidate of their ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) IT literacy qualification.

To enter the competition, a candidate should submit approximately 100 words describing the impact that ECDL has had on their life. Working closely with the ECDL Foundation in their quest to find an overall global winner, the BCS will contribute one candidate who will be entered into the global competition where the international judging panel will select the most inspiring, novel or heart-warming story.

The winner of the UK award will receive an engraved plaque, certificate and a gift to the value of €200, with the global winner receiving an invitation to the ECDL International Forum in Zurich in October of this year, with travel and accommodation provided, where they will collect the prize of a silver salver.

BCS director of qualifications, Pete Bayley, said: "ECDL is a valuable qualification for many sectors of society. It offers a helping hand in building careers, instilling confidence and opening up previously unreachable avenues in which people can develop their lives.

"The fact that these stories are being recognised is testament to the work done by the BCS in the UK in the drive for higher standards of IT literacy. Essentially, a person's life can be transformed by undertaking the ECDL qualification, and both the UK and the global award will recognise this in its rawest element, first hand from candidates".

UK candidates can enter the competition by emailing their entries to hwhiting2@hq.bcs.org.uk by the 24th August 2005.

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