PETALING JAYA: Participants of Win With Words 2016 have given two thumbs up to the deadline extension for the second series of the contest.
The new deadline will now be Oct 6. All entry forms must reach The Star Win With Words contest c/o Omniteam Sdn Bhd, No 16, Jalan SS25/35, Taman Mayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
All late entries received after noon will be automatically disqualified.
The third series – The Light Series – will start from today until Oct 16. Participants will have to create words from the Oxford English Dictionary starting with the letter “A”.
Many outstation participants heaved a sigh of relief after being told of the good news, allowing them more time to submit multiple entries for the just concluded Seremban 2 Series.
Retiree Khairuddin Khoo Abdullah, 77, from Kuala Terengganu, said he was thankful for the time extension due to the long weekend break.
“This is just great as it gives contestants, especially those in the east coast states, more time to submit their entries.
“I’m still in the midst of thinking of words with high points to fill in the forms.
“Hopefully, it will arrive before the deadline,” he said.
Khairuddin said he had been collecting the letters from The Star daily. His friend is also assisting him to buy papers throughout the contest period.
Bank officer Rene Tracia, 25, from Kuala Lumpur, said the extension was music to her ears as she missed the deadline for the first series.
“The deadline submission was just two days after the contest ended on Sept 18.
“Due to the time constraint, I believe many of us who are working failed to submit the entries on time.
“So this time extension for the second series is a very good move,” she said, adding that she would be submitting more entries for the second series to make up.
Another retiree V. Susilah Devi, 81, from Kuantan, thanked the organisers for the extension, saying it provides a much needed breather for outstation participants like her.
“I was in a dilemma to send my entries early due to a public holiday after the weekend. Now, I can submit a few more entries after this,” she said, adding that she also took part in the first series and the same contest two years ago.
Civil servant Nurain Suleiman, 31, from Johor Baru, said with the extended deadline, she would have a bit more time to think and come up with creative words to score higher points.
Win With Words 2016 is organised by Star Media Group, in conjunction with its 45th anniversary celebration, with IJM Land Berhad and official car partner Naza Kia.
Attractive prizes worth over RM480,000 are up for grabs in the contest.
Forty-five lucky participants for each series will walk away with RM500 as part of The Star Anniversary Bonus Prize.
In addition, six will be selected from the entire pool of participants to compete in the Grand Finale Challenge where two cars will be won.
Those taking part can also earn additional bonus points by sticking special tokens found in The Star or just by signing up for The Star Bundle or ePaper during its roadshows nationwide.
Participants can check out the two new roadshows’ venues at Perfect Livin’ Exhibition, Putra World Trade Centre, from Oct 6-9 and I Luv Coffee & Tea Expo, MidValley Exhibition Centre, from Oct 28-30.