The HireHispanic.com Web Challenge Gives Aspiring Online Marketers a Chance to Trump the Competition and win $1,500 in Prizes

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida – January 24, 2006 - The National Society for Hispanic Professionals and LatPro.com announce the kick-off of a new competition for students and professionals with a talent for Web content creation and marketing. Loosely based on NBC-TV's “The Apprentice,” the HireHispanic.com Web Challenge requires contestants to complete a real-world business project in the Internet arena.

Competitors from South Florida and around the world will be tasked with creating a successful Web site concept and mockup for the domain HireHispanic.com , supported by a marketing plan to launch and develop the proposed site. Winning entries will demonstrate market research skills, creative content, persuasive writing ability and a dynamic strategy for marketing their HireHispanic.com concept.

Conceived by LatPro.com President Eric Shannon, the contest is sponsored by the Hispanic/bilingual job board LatPro, in conjunction with the National Society for Hispanic Professionals.

“Through this process, we want to find persuasive and market-savvy professionals, whether they are currently students or employed in the work force,” says Mr. Shannon. He continues, “This competition is about creatively reaching a target market and effectively conveying a message that benefits Hispanic professionals. We want to see a focus on content and usability, in addition to strategic marketing abilities.”

While the HireHispanic.com Web Challenge has a Hispanic theme, individuals of any race or ethnicity are encouraged to participate. Winners will be judged solely on the quality of their submissions based on the results of a judging panel from the sponsoring organizations and online public voting.

The competition is open to professionals and students over 18 years of age, and contestants may enter individually or as a team.

Deadline to Enter: March 15, 2006
Winners Announced: April 15, 2006

The Prizes:
First Place : $1,000 USD
Second Place : $ 500 USD

In addition to receiving a cash prize, the winners will be featured on both the NSHP and HireHispanic.com Web sites.

More details, rules and entry information can be found on the NSHP Web site at www.nshp.org

About LatPro, Inc.
Since 1997, LatPro has become the worldwide leader in providing online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. With over 275,000 members and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies using its service, LatPro is the largest diversity employment site in the U.S. and the most complete personal career advancement service for Latin professionals.

Contact:
Martin Ruiz
(954) 727-3846
mruiz@latpro.com
www.latpro.com

About NSHP
The mission of the National Society for Hispanic Professionals, a non-profit organization with more than 9000 registered members, is to empower Hispanic professionals with information and connections. In an effort to support the inclusion of Hispanic Americans in corporate America , NSHP provides Hispanic professionals nationwide with networking and leadership opportunities, as well as information on education, careers and entrepreneurship.

Contact:
Sandra Roffo
sroffo@nshp.org
http://www.nshp.org

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