TV's 'Jeopardy' Looking for Contestants Here

Alex Trebek comes to Philadelphia to put out the call for a special upcoming tournament.


The Philadelphia region is home to some of the nation's top colleges and Universities. Now Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek is putting out a call for contestants in an upcoming College Championships Games series on the show.

Beginning next month, interested undergraduate students can apply online to see if they qualify. Undergraduate college students enrolled in any school can enter.

Apply Here

Here is the full press release with details and advice on how to enter.

Philadelphia, Pa. (February 20, 2013) – Alex Trebek took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the 6abc/WPVI campus today to say hello.  Trebek, traveling with Supervising Producer, Rocky Schmidt, spent about two hours with the 6abc Team.  WPVI is one of the top performing Jeopardy! stations in the country.  Trebek was buzzing about the current $250,000 “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions now in progress through the 26th of February.

Jeopardy! is now searching for new contestants for its upcoming College Championships Games.  Beginning next month, interested undergraduate students can apply online to see if they qualify.

Apply Here

An encouraging Trebek offers advice to undergraduate students, “Approach it from a positive aspect saying, ‘Maybe I could do well on this and potentially end up on the program.’ There is no down side to it.” Reminds Trebek.  

Fast Jeopardy! Facts:               

- Jeopardy! has been the #1 prime access program since it premiered in 1984.                 

- Jeopardy! has faced and beaten over 100 programs that it faced in the time period.                 

- Jeopardy! is the most viewed program on WPVI delivering 420,000 People 2+. 

  (Jan. 1 - Feb. 18, 2013)          

FRANKW February 21, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I went to barber college...does that count?
Bob Byrne (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Frank, I think you can enter as a regular contestant but for this specific contest they are looking for currently enrolled undergraduates. Complete rules and details are here on the Jeopardy! website: http://www.jeopardy.com/onlinetests/college/


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