From Damen Morris, Marketing Manager of the IMU
The IMU was just awarded the title in Best of Bloomington as “Best Place to Have Fun on Campus”. The IMU and Union Board is sponsoring the chance for an IU student to be named “Funniest Student on Campus”. This contest is being sponsored on other campuses but we know we have the funniest students right here at IU! The contest deadline is April Fools Day (4/1/09).
TWIX® Brand is launching the “Funniest College Student on Campus Contest,” giving students nationwide a chance to win $3,000 and the ultimate week-long internship: a behind-the-scenes taste of the business of comedy in Chicago at the TBS Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs in June. Now through April Fools’ Day, students attending a U.S. college, university, trade school or junior college can submit funny-focused video entries at www.funnieststudent.twix.com <http://www.funnieststudent.twix.com> .
This once-in-a-lifetime, one-week internship is scheduled to include:·
A meeting with a senior manager of the TBS Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs ·
The opportunity to shadow a member of the Festival staff·
A chance to see the inner workings of a festival rehearsal·
Tickets to six different festival shows
Not only is this internship a great opportunity in itself, it would be a great way for Communications majors and/or aspiring actors to network. As a journalism major, I could have only hoped for an opportunity like this while I was at IU.
Grand Prize Winner will win:$3,000 (awarded as a check)
A trip to Chicago for you and a guest including:
5-day/4-nights hotel accommodations,
ground transportation to/from airport,
$1,000 to cover your expenses in Chicago and
two tickets to each of 6 different shows during the TBS very funny festival: Just For Laughs, Chicago.
A Behind-the-Scenes Experience at the TBS very funny festival: Just For Laughs, Chicago (for winner only):
A one-week "internship" to see and taste the business of comedy, which is currently scheduled* to include:
* A one-on-one session with the SVP and General Manager of Comedy Festivals, Turner Entertainment
* The opportunity to shadow a Comedy Fest staffer
* The opportunity to attend a Festival rehearsal
* A day of playing "hooky" from "work" to tour the fun and/or "funnier" side of Chicago
* Schedule subject to change
A one-year supply of single-size TWIX® Cookie Bars (awarded as 288 bars shipped to your home).