(New York, NY) – Calling all Super Connectors! As part of its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, Time Warner Cable (TWC) has launched Time Warner Cable’s Super Connector Search. This new, user-generated contest spotlights Time Warner Cable customers that are connecting young people in their communities to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). By entering the contest, customers are eligible to win a starring role in a Connect a Million Minds commercial and up to $25,000 in grants for the STEM non-profit organization of their choice. Through the Super Connector Search, Time Warner Cable will contribute $125,000 to afterschool STEM organizations across the country.
Now through October 16th, customers are invited to enter TWC’s Super Connector Search by visiting www.connectamillionminds.com. On the CAMM website, customers can share how they’ve connected young people in their lives to STEM by writing a brief essay and uploading a related photo. As part of the entry process, customers will name a STEM non-profit organization that they would like to support if chosen as a winner.
One local winner from each TWC market will star in their very own Connect a Million Minds public service announcement, which will be produced by Time Warner Cable and will run on air in their local market. Additionally, the local winners will receive a $5,000 grant for their selected non-profit organization.
But, the competition doesn’t stop there! From November 28th through December 11th, the public service announcements created by each of the local contest winners will be featured on www.connectamillionminds.com for public voting. The entry with the most votes will be named the “People’s Choice” and the STEM non-profit organization selected by the People’s Choice titleholder will receive an additional $10,000 cash grant.
In addition to the People’s Choice winner, a panel of judges will select a national winner from the pool of the local contest winners. The national winner will be flown to Los Angeles or New York City, where they’ll participate in a television shoot for a Connect a Million Minds public service announcement that will run throughout Time Warner Cable’s national footprint. In addition to this exciting on-air opportunity, the national winner of TWC’s Super Connector Search will receive a year of Time Warner Cable service and an additional $10,000 grant for their preferred STEM non-profit organization.
It’s time to show and tell your story. To enter TWC’s Super Connector Search, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. The Time Warner Cable “Super Connector Search” Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who, as of 10/2/11, are Road Runner or Time Warner Cable subscribers, residing in a serviceable area of Road Runner or Time Warner Cable and those living in the same household in the following regions: Greater Los Angeles; San Diego/El Centro; Desert Cities/Mountain West; Central Texas; North Texas; South Texas; Southwest Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and W. Virginia; Mid Ohio; Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania; Wisconsin; Kansas City/Nebraska; NYC; Raleigh/Coastal/Fayetteville; Greensboro; Charlotte; South Carolina; Western NY Rochester/Buffalo; Buffalo; Albany; Syracuse; Maine/Portland, and 18 years of age or older. Starts 9:01 a.m. ET 10/3/11 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET 10/16/11. For the official rules and complete details, visit www.connectamillionminds.com. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Inc. As part of your entry, the organization you support must be a STEM affiliated non-profit (501c3).
About TWC Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and phone services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers, and through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.