The winning sites are:
- International Adoptions and Diplomacy, http://www.wix.com/dufn50216/dtd-international-adoptions. This site was built by a team from Shanghai Community International School in Shanghai, China. Their web project shows how adoptions between different countries can help to strengthen the diplomatic bonds between them.
- Cultural Diplomacy with the Muslim World, http://www.wix.com/adas920/cdiplomacy. This site, built by a team from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro, New Jersey, explores the role that culture plays in international diplomacy.
Special recognition goes to team coaches Russell Townsend and April Ross, teachers from Sioux Falls New Technology High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who coached 25 of the teams in their first-time participation in the contest. They'll receive an award of $1,000 for their exceptional effort to involve so many students in Doors to Diplomacy.
Global SchoolNet, http://www.globalschoolnet.org, is a non-profit, Internet-based education program. The Doors to Diplomacy Award was specially created for CyberFair, a contest that encourages students and educators to join together to build high-quality, educational websites on a variety of topics. These website entries will be available on the web as learning tools to millions of people around the globe.
Further detail on the Doors to Diplomacy projects is at http://globalschoolhouse.org/doors