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Poster competition

A three-year campaign to get more girls interested in careers in information technology is being launched with a poster competition for secondary schools. Pupils are being asked to produce a poster that will attract girls into IT. There are two age groups, 11 to 15 and 16 to 18. Winners get a multimedia PC for their schools, a palmtop PC for themselves and a two-day training course for their supporting teacher.

Only just over one in five people with an IT-related career in the UK is a woman, the lowest proportion in the world.

Details: National Council for Educational Technology (01203 416994).