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Hunt for NZ TXT champion now on
Thu, 15th Oct 2009
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Starting 26th October, New Zealand residents, young and old can compete for the title of the fastest texter and become the inaugural New Zealand TXT Champion. The competition is being hosted by ZM, Juice TV and Texsys. This year’s competition is the first in New Zealand and takes place over two events – one on ZM and the other on Juice TV.In each event, a random message announcement will be made, encouraging texters to type the message they hear as precisely and as fast as possible, sending their efforts into the competition ‘hotline’ – text number 360. Times will be taken down to the millisecond and the fastest texter overall will become the New Zealand TXT Champion. Texters of all ages are eligible to enter both events to win hundreds of spot prizes however the backstage Southern Amp Grand Prize is limited to ages 15+. The winner will also have the chance to text off against Elliot Nicholls the non-competing Guinness World Record holder for texting blindfolded. In the name of creativity there will also be an exclusive prize for the 360th fastest texter. The grand prize is an all expenses paid trip for you and a friend to the to the Southern AMP music festival in Christchurch (www.southernamp.co.nz), including all access pass, flights, accommodation, meals, café vouchers. The winner also receives a one year supply of ETA SKOF chips and a set of Skullcandy G.I. headphones. Registration details and official rules can be found at www.txtchampion.co.nz.