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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is a global competition that tests students' skills on Microsoft Office applications, operated and sponsored in the UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning.
In 2018 three students will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK and Ireland at the final round at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, Florida from July 29 to August 1 and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $7,000 USD)!
To select these Champions, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning invite students across the UK and Ireland to participate in the MOS Four Nations Championship and prove their mastery of Microsoft Office.
To participate, eligible students* must take and pass a MOS Excel, PowerPoint or Word (2013 or 2016) exam in one of two Qualifying Rounds to be eligible for invitation to the MOS Four Nations Championship Final.
Hogwarts Express (June 16, 2017 - December 22, 2017) To maximise their chances of reaching the MOS Four Nations Championship Final, students should take a MOS exam by December 22, 2017. At that stage the top Excel, PowerPoint and Word students from each Nation will receive their Hogwarts Express ticket ... straight to the MOS Four Nations Championship Final.
Triwizard Tournament (December 23, 2017 - May 4, 2018) General entry for students to take and pass an eligible MOS exam runs until May 4, 2018. The top students from each Nation will be chosen using the "top-score method" (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) will be invited to participate in their Nation’s Regional Finals Week. During this week, the top students will be invited to battle it out by sitting a MOS exam in their qualifying category. Based on the results the National Champions will be invited to represent their Nation at the MOS Four Nations Championship Final.
MOS Four Nations Championship Final (the Battle of Hogwarts) Finalists from both the Hogwarts Express and the Triwizard Tournaments will come together for the MOS Four Nations Championships finals 2018 (mid-June). Here National Finalists will sit a MOS exam in their qualifying category and, based on the results, the Excel, PowerPoint and Word Four Nations Champions will be crowned. These students will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK and Ireland at the MOS World Championship Final in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, Florida in June 2018.
Also on the MOS Four Nations Championship Final day, the Finalists will work as a National Team on a project to demonstrate digital skills through their collaborative mastery of the three productivity tools and Minecraft: Education Edition . Teams will present to a panel of judges for the chance to win the 2018 MOS Four Nations Project Award.
*Terms and Conditions apply. For full Terms and Conditions of the local UK competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of June 15, 2018). UK & Ireland Champions must be available to travel to Orlando from London from July 29 to August 1, 2018.