Verizon Wireless & Noticias Univision 41 launch Amigos del Tiempo Contest.

Verizon Wireless and Noticias Univision 41 (Univision 41 News) announced the launch of the Amigos Del Tiempo (Weather Friends) contest. This unique contest offers participants the opportunity of a lifetime, reporting the weather once a week for six months in the number one media market during WXTV Univision 41’s newscast at 11 p.m. Winners will also receive a new 4G LTE-enabled tablet from Verizon and a Verizon Wireless Gift card which can be used to purchase up to six months of free prepaid service.

“Verizon Wireless is proud to join Univision 41 as a co-sponsor of the Amigos del Tiempo contest. By working together to offer this contest, we hope to encourage and support the bold aspirations of young Latinos throughout the New York Metropolitan Area by empowering them with Verizon’s 4G LTE and our free wireless workshops,” said Fernando Molinar, Associate Director of Northeast Multicultural Marketing at Verizon Wireless.

The call for entries is currently underway now through November 30, 2012. Spanish speaking adults aged 18 and older who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are eligible to participate in the contest and can learn how to enter by going to Univision 41’s website at www.Univision.com/verizon. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. As part of the contest, participants may register to take a free Verizon Wireless Amigos del Tiempo Preparacion Workshop to automatically qualify to participate in the December auditions. During these workshops, participants will learn how to use 4G LTE-enabled tablets, and how Verizon’s 4G LTE technology can benefit their daily lives. These workshops are being offered in Spanish at select Verizon Wireless Stores.

“Verizon Wireless is excited to provide participants of the Amigos del Tiempo contest the opportunity to learn about the power of our 4G LTE network and the benefits of 4G LTE enabled tablets,” said Pat Devlin, President New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. “We encourage all of our customers to take advantage of the FREE wireless workshops that we offer in select stores throughout the New York Metro Region so that they can empower themselves and their family with our new 4G LTE devices.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Verizon Wireless to offer this exciting opportunity to our viewers,” said Norma Morato, news director for WXTV Univision 41. “Through Amigos del Tiempo , we are reaching out to our viewers to provide them with a once in a lifetime opportunity to make them part of our weather segment in our newscast.”

After completing the workshops, contestants will have the opportunity to audition to become a final contestant for Amigos del Tiempo . Auditions will take place during the month of January 2013 with a date soon to be announced. From these entries, 25 finalists will be selected by Univision 41 and their auditions will be posted online at www.Univision.com/verizon for public voting.

Of the 25 finalists, 10 will be selected by Univision 41 as the winners to be announced during the month of January. The 10 winners will have the opportunity to become an Amigos del Tiempo reporter. Each winner will receive a new 4G LTE-enabled tablet from Verizon and a Verizon Wireless Gift card which can be used to purchase up to six months of free prepaid service. Winners may use their tablets to record and submit their weather reports on a weekly basis to Noticias Univision 41.

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