So we have all heard of Microsoft's Imagine Cup, it now looks like IBM want in on the student tech contests with their Mainframe Contest.
This is split into 3 rounds the first of which helps to get the students thinking about mainframes and a general introduction, with the first 200 students to finish the stage winnig IBM mainframe t-shirts.
Stage 2 is a much more practical stage withe students using the skills they learned in stage 1 to do various programing tasks. Again the first 25 students to complete the stage get Sony PSPs
The final stage the most challenging stage with students working on a project over a number of weeks, with the best 3 entries winning think pads.
Also up for grabs is a trip to IBM Hursley where the lucky student will be able to see what life at IBM is really like.
Check out the website at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/uk/z/mainframecontest/ for more information.