Saturday, June 09, 2007

Tea Council Awards $20,000 Scholarship

(from a press release)

Tea Council Awards 'Calm-A-Sutra of Tea(TM)' $20,000 Scholarship to Maryland Student

The Tea Council of the USA, Inc. recently announced that 29-year old Tara Taylor of Rockville, Maryland is the lucky $20K scholarship recipient and winner of the Calm-A-Sutra of Tea(TM), a nationwide scholarship competition meant to further educate America's young people on the health-related benefits of drinking tea.

The Calm-A-Sutra of Tea was a national call for the most unique and creative way to drink tea, specifically black, green, white and oolong tea, all from the Camellia sinensis plant, explained in a one-to-two minute homemade Internet video that incorporates some aspect of tea's many health-related benefits.

The Tea Council of the USA, Inc. partnered with recording artist and American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini as the official Calm-A-Sutra of Tea spokesperson to help spread the word to young people. All entries were required to be original Internet videos created by the entrant and had to contain at least one valid message regarding Tea's health- related benefits, specifically black, green, white and oolong tea. The Tea Council received nearly 70 creative and unique video submissions.

All video submissions were judged by a panel of Tea Council representatives. The winner, who submitted the most creative yet health focused video, was awarded a check in the amount of $20,000 paid directly to the school or educational institution on the their behalf and an all-expense paid trip to New York City, which includes round-trip airfare and two-night hotel accommodations for the winner and a guest, in the first week of June.

For more information or to view the gallery of all the submissions, click here.

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