Calling all K-12 Schools in the United States: Enter the $10,000 APC Server Room Makeover Contest

We’ve all seen them, server rooms in schools that, how do I put this nicely… are a disaster. Maybe it’s servers, routers and switches sitting on desks or stacked directly on top of one another, covered in dust. Perhaps it’s a nest of cables that’s impossible to untangle, never mind troubleshoot. You get the idea.

Well, United States customers, we want to help you spruce up those rooms – and we will give you $10,000 toward doing just that, through APC by Schneider Electric’s K-12 Server Room Makeover Contest.

All we ask is that you let us see the space in question. Take a photo or video of the server room in question and send it to us. If we agree that yours is the best of the lot, which in this case means it’s the worst, then you’ll win a $10,000 shopping spree for the IT equipment of your choice. Whether it’s racks, UPSs, routers, servers, Chromebooks, tablets, touch screen monitors, it’s up to you – whatever suits your school’s needs.

Now for the details.

The contest is open to any U.S.-based K-12 school, public or private.

Any space that houses IT equipment is fair game; it could be a full-blown data center, or just a wiring closet, server room, even a janitor’s closet if that’s where you stash your IT equipment. Call it what you want, but if it’s a room where IT gear lives, it fits the bill.

Send us some sort of visual documentation so we can see what it looks like. You’ve got lots of flexibility here. Snap a photo or two with your phone and send them along. Or, take a video and give us a virtual tour of the facility. Make it a cry for help if you like – we’ll lend a sympathetic ear. (You’ll find the entry link at )

Next, share the picture or video using the hashtag #APCK12Makeover via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (referencing @APCbySchneider for Twitter).

Finally, the deadline is June 30, 2017. Just get us your submission before then, share it on social media, and you’re in the running.

So hunt down your best worst server room and start snapping pics or shooting video. Then visit to enter. Good luck!

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