The European Commission, DG XXII, is organizing the second European competition for educational multimedia software for schools. This second competition, which follows the pilot action undertaken in 1996, has the following objectives: - To encourage users of learning aids to design novel multimedia products for use in teaching; - To stimulate the creativity of young people in Europe by designing products which might be developed and distributed at European level; - To raise awareness of students and teachers to the importance of new information technologies in schools. Separate awards will be made in two categories. Firstly for pupils in primary and secondary education (Category A), and secondly, to students in higher education establishments, including multimedia training organizations (Category B). Projects may be submitted by groups or individuals. Entries may be submitted, with the appropriate accompanying software, in PC or Mac format. Projects may be in any official language of the European Union. Projects will be evaluated at national level by national committees appointed for the purpose. Each Member State will shortlist five projects in each category, which will then go forward to the European competition. The prizes will be awarded in November 1997.