| GSN Calls Out Students to "Win With Words"
| Wednesday, September 27, 2006
|I believe we talked about this before, but hey, let's do it again. GSN, in partnership with Neutrogena, Mead School Supplies, Sharpie, and Sony Card, has created the "National Vocabulary Championship", which is aimed at engaging high school students in language arts. Several local events, sponsored by Time Warner and Cablevision, will take place, with the top scorers playing the qualifier in New York, and the champions will battle for $40,000 on a special on GSN. Also, GSN will air special "Win With Words" ads, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Chuck Woolery, and Shandi Finnessey.
"We created the NVC in the hopes that it will become a cultural phenomenon and get people from all over the country excited about the power of a good vocabulary, and understand that a great vocabulary is the key to their opportunities in life," said Dena Kaplan, senior VP of marketing for GSN, who created and is overseeing the program.
Edit: We have a bit more info courtesy of GSN. All eligible high school students can take the qualifying exam online or, if available, in school. 42 national qualifiers plus the 8 winners of the city-wide competitions will receive a trip to New York to compete in the nationally televised competition where the winner will receive $40,000. The event is hosted by "Chain Reaction 2006" host Dylan Lane. Here are the dates.
Online National Qualifying Exam Dates
The dates and times that students can take the online national qualifying exams are as follows:
Friday, October 27th – 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
Saturday, October 28th – 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST
Sunday, October 29th – 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
Monday, October 30th – 11:00 pm EST/8:00 pm PST
Tuesday, October 31st – 11:30 pm EST/8:30 pm PST
Wednesday, November 1st – 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST
Thursday, November 2nd – 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST
Friday, November 3rd –10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
Saturday, November 4th – 5:00 pm EST/ 2:00 pm PST
Sunday, November 5th –9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST
Citywide Competition Dates
Dates for the citywide competitions are as follows (locations to be announced):
Pittsburgh – Monday, October 30
St. Louis – Thursday, November 2
Boston – Monday, November 13
Philadelphia – Thursday, November 16
Detroit – Monday, November 20
Palm Beach – Monday, November 29
Sacramento – Tuesday, December 5
New York – Thursday, December 13
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