Johannesburg, September 2016: Flex your mental muscles, outshine the brightest and show your smarts in the fun, educational TV quiz from Nickelodeon and ABSA, Nickelodeon’s Genius, powered by ABSA
Trios of brainiacs aged 11-16 (Grades 6-10) are clamouring to sign up for the brand new season of Nickelodeon’s Genius, testing their maths and science know-how to the limit – as they battle for the mind-blowing title of “Nickelodeon’s Genius” 2017.
Commented Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon Africa, “Nickelodeon’s Genius is on a mission to get kids inspired by maths and science at an early age, and to show that learning about these subjects can be both entertaining and rewarding. We look forward to encouraging the nation’s future mathematicians and scientists to achieve their calling.”
“We want to start educating the youth of South Africa and other young people about managing their finances, from an early age. This is a great initiative to involve the youth in a fun and interactive way that ultimately lays a positive foundation for understanding the way money works and making it work for them” says Yolande Steward General Marketing Manager for Retail Banking at ABSA.
Sign up now by completing the Nickelodeon’s Genius quiz at www.nickelodeonafrica.com – you have just 2 minutes (and three attempts, maximum) to complete 10 questions to get you through to the next stage! Regional workshops for the top 30 qualifying teams will take place in Gauteng South, Gauteng North (Tshwane), Bloemfontein, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and the Eastern Cape starting August 2016 before the top 2 teams from every region go through to the Grand Final in Johannesburg in 2017.
All adds up to an amazing prize – a 100,000 ZAR Mega-U account for each of the winning team members, plus an awe-inspiring trip to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA, where the winners will lunch with a NASA astronaut, enjoy a simulated shuttle launch and participate in an astronaut training session. They will also be treated to a visit to the Universal Orlando Theme Park where they will be enjoy thrilling themed rides and experiences including Spiderman, Shrek, Jurassic Park, Minion Mayhem and a tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Initial highlights of Nickelodeon’s Genius regional heats and workshops will air on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from December 2016, while the quiz show will air on NickToons from March 2017.