OMG, TXTING COMP @ THE ST8 FAIR!

Start your intense thumb exercise regimens now to prepare for the State Fair’s first cell phone texting competition. We’re looking for texters ages 10 and up with the gift of speed…or any adult with the confidence to go up against some of the more “seasoned” competitors. We don’t have all the details set in stone quite yet, but here’s what we do know:

The actual contest will have anywhere from 50 to 100 competitors. There won’t be an entry fee and get this…the grand prize for the fastest texter will be $500! Ribbons and State Fair gifts will be awarded to second, third and fourth runners up. And just when you thought this was more of a single person (single finger?) sport, there will also be prizes for the audience at the competition.

For anyone out there looking to get an early leg up on the competition in the mean time, check out this hilarious site called Transl8 It. Just like with Spanish or French, it translates regular words into more texting-appropriate lingo and vice versa. To get everyone’s juices flowing for this “gr8” new competition, I’ve “text”-tified the following State Fair messages. Five people who translate them in the comments section correctly AND add a super-creative one of their own will win a 2008 N.C. State Fair T-shirt! We’ll decide who got the most right and had the most creative additions by the end of the week so be sure to check back. And for our Facebook/MySpace readers, be sure to comment directly on this blog to be eligible!

143, nc st8 fair!

MEt me @ d grEn nc exhibit wen U finish yor turkE leg

im @ g8 9 LOL @ the racing :@)z

tAk tym 4 a gr8 tym

i cnt W8 2 c bobby flay throw dwn @ d nc st8 fair

UPDATE: The contest is now open to texters ages 13 and older and the deadline has been extended! Check back for upcoming updates.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

6 Comments

  1. DCShadows31

    143rd North Carolina State Fair!
    Meet me at the green NC exhibit when you finish your turkey leg.

    I'm at gate 9, ha ha ha, at the racing pigs.

    Take time four a great time.

    I can't wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the NC State Fair.

    Me eithR.

    I luv d Fair & aL of d gr8 f%d ther.

    I M suprising my Yf w bobby flay TKTS. She wiL luv him & hopefully me 4 doin DIS.

    I live 4 d f%d, smeL, gAms & gud old cuntrE :)!

  2. dodgerfan4399

    143rd North Carolina State Fair!

    Meet me at the green NC exhibit when you finish your turkey leg.

    I’m at gate 9 laughing at the racing pigs.

    Take time for a great time.

    I can’t wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the NC State Fair.

    dEp frYd =’s rok my soks!

  3. I love you, NC State Fair!

    Meet me at the green NC exhibit after you’re done with your turkey leg

    I’m over at Gate 9 laughing out loud at the racing pigs

    Take time for a great time

    I can’t wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the Fair

    The NC St8 Fair m8ks me 🙂

  4. 143rd North Carolina State Fair!

    Meet me at the Green NC exhibit when you finish your turkey leg.

    I'm at Gate 9 laughing [out loud] at the racing pigs.

    Take time for a great time.

    I can't wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the NC State Fair.

    DIS wiL b my ~:oz 1st tym @ d NC st8 Fair.

    i luv D fryd pckles & ham bscuts!

    I cnt W8 2 c toby mac & Hs diverse ciT!

  5. oops, accidentally deleted my first comment. here it is again.

    143rd North Carolina State Fair!

    Meet me at the green NC exhibit when you finish your turkey leg.

    I’m at gate nine laughing at the racing pigs.

    Take time for a great time.

    I can’t wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the NC state fair.

    i cnt W8 4 d fair. I hOp dey hav dEp fried PBnJ ‘gen.

  6. I love the North Carolina State Fair!

    Meet me at the Green North Carolina Exhibit when you finish your turkey leg.

    I'm at Gate Nine. Laughing out loud at the Racing Pigs!

    Take time for a Great time!

    I can't wait to see Bobby Flay throw down at the North Carolina State Fair!

    Dn't 4get 2 get my frYd $ & funL Kk! (Don't forget to get my Fried Dough and Funnel Cake!)

    ? Ur w8? 1 @ a time! G a prYz. (Guess your weight? One at a time! Get a prize.)

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