PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONTEST ENDED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, AND WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY MORE ENTRIES. MANY THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED!
As part of an effort to bring fresh faces to SAP events, we are sending 15 new people to SAP TechEd events this year.
If you want to read the official contest rules and the normal yada yada yada, you can find those here. But if you prefer the short and sweet version, here we go...
To qualify, you must:
Not be an SAP employee
Have never attended an SAP TechEd event before
To apply, you need to tell us your SAP story.
"How do I tell my story?" you might be asking yourself. Probably would have been better if you asked out loud. Good thing I'm psychic, otherwise I wouldn't be able to answer.
Your story will come in two parts:
(1) Write a blog post telling us why you're excited to go to SAP TechEd. Make sure to mention which one you want to attend (i.e., Las Vegas, Barcelona, or Bangalore) because you can only apply for one location. Be sure to tag your post with the following tags: choose SAP Community for the primary and SAP TechEd as the additional, and type TechEd Scholarship as a user tag.
Wait...don't publish just yet! You still don't know the second part.
(2) Record a short video (approximately 2 minutes minimum, 5 minutes maximum). In the video, tell us how you got involved with SAP technologies. Make sure you pick a quiet location to shoot. Enunciate clearly. We don't just want to see you -- we want to hear you! Record the video with whatever you have available (phone, webcam), then upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion.
Remember that blog you were writing? Embed the video into it using the Insert/Edit Video button in the blog editor toolbar.
Now you can publish it.
Camera-shy? Don't worry -- we aren't trying to find the next Spielberg here. We don't expect high-end production values in the video. Trust me, it's easy.
Oh, you don't trust me? Then I'll show how simple it is:
See? Tell me you can't do that.
We're not judging based on breathtaking cinematography and literary mastery. We're looking for good stories, a little creativity, a dash of originality, and an obvious effort. Remember: This scholarship contest is about bringing new faces to SAP TechEd and the contest is open to anyone who has never attended an SAP TechEd event before and is not an SAP employee. Women, minorities, LGBTQ+ persons, differently abled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We would also love to hear from applicants who are doing work in their communities and workplaces to support women and other underrepresented groups. SAP is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and bias-free culture. For more information on SAP’s commitment to diversity and Business Beyond Bias, please click here.
Want to take some time to think it over? No problem, but please keep in mind that the contest ends on September 10. All blogs and videos must be up by then, with the right tags. Also, keep in mind that the winners will receive a full conference pass, but all other costs associated with a trip -- airfare, hotel, etc. -- won't be covered.
Once the contest closes, we will pick five winners for each location. We'll make the necessary arrangements with them and congratulate them in a blog post during the week of September 17.
Anyway, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Now share yours!