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REF NO.: 9

SUBJECT: Memorial University holds auditions next week to find next great “Ranter”
DATE: Sept. 22, 2008

Preparations are well underway for a unique contest at Memorial University of Newfoundland to find the next great “Ranter”… and to give away cold, hard cash!
Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, for the university’s Rant Like Rick Mercer contest.
Current students are encouraged to attend the auditions with a prepared rant for a chance to qualify for the grand prizes. They’ll be asked to present a rant on camera on any subject chosen by them. Rants should range between 30 and 90 seconds in length.
From those that audition, the top 10 will qualify for what organizers are calling a “Rantastic death match….Canadian Idol style,” set for Oct. 22 during Memorial’s annual fall celebrations – I Love MUNdays.
The contest is open to full-time undergrad and graduate students currently enrolled in the fall semester. The top three winners will be awarded $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively. 
Auditions take place on Sept. 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 1037A in the basement of the Education Building on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.
The Rant Like Rick contest is sponsored by Memorial’s Office of Student Recruitment.
For official rules and regulations, visit

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