When the custom flash-drive experts at CFgear launched their niche flash drive contest site over a year ago, they could only imagine all the innovative uses for flash drives that contest entrants would dream up. A few of the randomly selected monthly winners of 25 free flash drives are as follows:
• Support Siouxland Soldiers in Sioux City, IA
• Lynette Taylor’s 8th grade class at Gause Independent School District in Gause, TX
• Sarah Webb at Gilmor Elementary School in Baltimore, MD
Perhaps your school, club, small business, or nonprofit group could find a creative use for flash drives. If so, you can enter for a chance to be this month’s lucky winner. To enter, you’ll need to use at least 150 well-chosen words to explain why your cause is a worthy one and how you’d use your 25 free drives.
All you have to do is provide a couple paragraphs (at least 150 words) telling us why your group deserves assistance and what you would do with the drives. By entering, you agree to let CFgear use your submission information in order to help promote their site.
To start your own creative juices flowing, we’d like to tell you about a few of our favorite ideas we’ve seen from contest applicants, so far.
1. Photo Storage for Yearbook Staff
A technology teacher from British Columbia said that her dedicated student staff puts in many after-school hours to help the school’s yearbook to be completed on time. She hopes to use flash drives from CFgear to store photos needing editing so students could take them home to work on them at their leisure at home instead of haunting the yearbook room at all hours.
2. Social Experimentation
A self-professed blogger and storm chaser wants to load his free drives with instructions on how to register the locations of the drives on his blog and then enter a brief file for the next person to open before passing it on. Some of the information he’s curious about is how willing people are to part with their free flash drives.
3. High-Tech Hope
One young woman is writing a book and producing videos that help bridge the gap between the ancient faith of Christianity and today’s wired youth culture. She thinks that preloading her book and music video files would be more effective than passing out hard-copy pamphlets that describe her faith.
4. Volunteer Appreciation
The director of a nonprofit community hospital in North Carolina wishes to reward some of the 80 volunteers that keep the health care institution up and running. Because many of those sacrificial people have health problems of their own, she wants to pre-load a template in which they can enter their personal health information and keep on them in case of emergency.
Your mind is probably reeling with ideas by now, isn’t it?!