Launches "Average Student Scholarship Contest" Launches "Average Student Scholarship Contest"

Comedy Website to Award $5,000 to Two Lucky Average College Students

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Comedy website has
announced a new contest that gives average college students the chance to
enter to win $5,000 toward their tuition. Having observed that there are
plenty of scholarships available for academically excellent students, but not
many for the majority of students who fall somewhere in the middle, has created their first-ever Average Student Scholarship
Contest, which seeks to find the two most ordinary college students in the
country and award each of them with a $5,000 prize just for being themselves.

"Some of the funniest, longest-serving writers at CollegeHumor - myself
included - were unexceptional students. We did our work and got decent grades,
but we never really stood out in either direction academically," says Streeter
Seidell, Editor-in-Chief of "And now, in these difficult
economic times, it's getting harder and harder for average students like we
were to get free money for no reason at all. We wanted to help out a few
fellow 'normals' and thought a prize of $5,000 would be a great way to do

Through February 1, 2013, students currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore
or junior at a four-year college or university are invited to enter the
Average Student Scholarship Contest by submitting an essay no longer than
1,000 words explaining why they deserve to be declared the most average
student. Students may also submit a supplemental photo or video that further
exhibits their case. The editorial staff of will select two
Grand Prize winners based on a combination of academic averageness, humor and
originality. The one female entrant and one male entrant lucky enough to be
judged just average enough will each win $5,000 to apply toward their college

Winners will be announced and featured on in early February.
For more information, and to enter, please visit

CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., who are
18 or older as of date of entry and are currently enrolled as a freshman,
sophomore, or junior at a four (4) year college or university. Void where
prohibited. Contest begins at 12:00:00 PM ET on 01/08/13 and ends at 11:59:59
AM ET on 02/01/13. Subject to Official Rules, available at Sponsor: Connected Ventures, LLC.

About CollegeHumor Media
CollegeHumor Media, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is a
multi-media, multi platform studio comprised of three website
properties—CollegeHumor, Dorkly and SportsPickle—a long-form TV development
division and a film production division. A leading entertainment company
targeting people ages 18-49, CollegeHumor Media has created original content
that has been viewed more than three billion times. Founded in 1999 with the
launch of, the brand delivers daily comedic content online
through videos, pictures, articles and jokes, both created and curated by the
CollegeHumor staff. CollegeHumor Media attracts more than 15 million unique
users per month and generates more than 100 million video views per month, and
the brand has expanded into apparel and other forms of entertainment including
film, television, books and live comedy shows. For more information, visit
www.chmedia.comor, and follow CollegeHumor on Twitter


Contact: Jaime Marsanico, CollegeHumor Media, +1-212-524-8781,
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