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Aquarium of the Pacific Launches American Niño Contest

Aquarium of the Pacific Launches American Niño Contest


April 5, 2007

Kids are invited to submit talent videos for the chance to compete at the Aquarium’s annual Día del Niño Festival on April 29, which celebrates children

The Aquarium of the Pacific is looking for talented kids to compete in its first-ever American Niño contest, where the judges are really animals. Sharky the Shark, Summer the Sea Otter, and Lori the Lorikeet bird will decide who will be the first American Niño. To participate in this contest, parents are invited to submit a video (either DVD or VHS) that showcases their child’s extraordinary talent whether in singing, dancing, or playing a musical instrument—the sky’s the limit.

Video submissions should be sent c/o Aquarium of the Pacific Media Relations Manager/American Nino Contest, 320 Golden Shore, Suite 150, Long Beach, CA 90802. Submissions must include child’s full name and age as well as parent or guardian’s full name, address, and phone number. Fully addressed video packages may also be dropped off at the Aquarium’s Information Desk. Submissions are due no later than Monday, April 23. Children of all ages welcome. Videos submissions will not be returned.

Three contestants will be selected to perform for the public and animal judging panel at the Aquarium of the Pacific during the annual Día del Niño Festival on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Aquarium’s Blue Cavern exhibit. The judges will select the 1st place winner and first-ever American Niño. The winner of the American Niño contest will receive an Aquarium of the Pacific family membership, which is good for free admission for one year and other benefits, and will also be treated to a complimentary Aquarium Family Sleepover for the child, plus three additional people. Prizes will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place contestants.