PBS KIDS GO! Kicks off its third annual CYBERCHASE ONLINE CONTEST in which kids may hone their sleuthing skills will the chance to win two Intel Centrino Mobile Technology-based notebook computers -- one for the winner and one for the winner's school or community group -- as well as fun CYBERCHASE products donated by Flying Minds, the online store for "Cool Stuff For Clever Kids."
Intel is a corporate sponsor of CYBERCHASE, the popular math-mystery cartoon series seen weekdays on PBS KIDS GO!
In addition to the grand prize winner, 10 first prize winners will receive a CYBERCHASE backpack from Flying Minds with cool prizes inside, and 350 second prize winners will receive the CYBERCHASE magazine and other prizes.
To enter the CYBERCHASE ONLINE CONTEST, kids go to the series website at pbskidsgo.org/cyberchase and solve a CYBERCHASE mystery. The contest runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31, 2005. Web visitors will also see games and sneak previews of CYBERCHASE Mystery Week, Oct. 3-7, when five new episodes will premiere on PBS KIDS GO! The new shows include the cyber-villain Hacker having a change of "art," the Motherboard's memory gone missing and Digit and the kids caught in a "Crinkle in Time."
"CYBERCHASE gets children excited about math and teaches problem-solving skills, a mission that Intel embraces through its education program," said Brenda Musilli, Intel director of education. "We are delighted to support CYBERCHASE by providing computers for children and their communities."
"CYBERCHASE is delighted that Intel has continued as a sponsor of the series and this contest," said exec producer Kristin Laskas Martin. "We are united in our belief in the power of technology and media to enhance kids' learning experience."
Exec producer Sandra Sheppard added, "This year's contest presents kids with a mystery to solve, just like the CyberSquad faces in every episode of CYBERCHASE. We're also thrilled to offer kids for the first time a chance to win exclusive new CYBERCHASE products from Flying Minds."
Since its premiere in 2002, CYBERCHASE has used humor, action and mystery to show kids that math is fun and that everyone can be good at it. The award-winning series for kids 7-11 features a team of curious characters who outwit and outsmart the ultimate bad guy, Hacker (Christopher Lloyd), as he tries to conquer Cyberspace.
CYBERCHASE is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana Ltd. in association with Flying Minds. Exec producers are Sheppard, director of children's and educational programming at Thirteen, and Laskas Martin, exec producer of the award-winning MAGIC SCHOOL BUS.
Major funding for CYBERCHASE is provided by the National Science Foundation, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by The Intel Foundation and The Volckhausen Family.