[07/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
FOX to Hold Nationwide Auditions for "The 2005 Teen Choice Awards"

[via press release from FOX]


"Claim to Fame" Search is on for Girl and Guy Trophy Presenters JCPENNEY Serves as Exclusive Presenter of the Contest

FOX and JCPenney will launch a nationwide search to find guy and girl trophy presenters for THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS airing Tuesday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The "Claim to Fame" contest kicked off Friday, July 1, and ends Friday, July 25. The winners will each receive a four-day/three-night trip to Los Angeles to attend THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, where their responsibilities will include presenting trophies, escorting celebrity winners, hanging out backstage and attending the post-show party.

FOX and JCPenney will host "Claim to Fame" booths at outdoor venues across the country beginning Thursday, July 7. At each booth, teens will have the opportunity to have a digital photo taken with a Teen Choice surfboard, which can be used as their official photographic entry. Each booth will also provide entry forms and additional information on THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS.

"Claim to Fame" booths are scheduled at the following locations:

July 7 (8:00-10:00 PM)

Phoenix Glendale Summer Concerts
Murphy Park Amphitheatre
5350 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

July 9 & 10 (12:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Los Angeles San Francisco
Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon Pier 39
200 Portofino Way Beach & Embarcadero
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 San Francisco, CA 94133

Washington, DC Miami
Six Flags America Rapid Water Park
13710 Central Ave. 6566 N. Military Trail
Mitchellville, MD 20721 West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Chicago New Jersey
Navy Pier Jenkinson's Boardwalk
600 E. Grand 300 Ocean Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Detroit Philadelphia
Veteran's Memorial Pool Wildwood Boardwalk
2150 Jackson Ave. 4400 New Jersey Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Wildwood, NJ 08260

Dallas Boston
Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags New England
2201 Road to Six Flags 1623 Main St.
Arlington, TX 76010 Agawan, MA 01001

Atlanta Houston
Six Flags White Water Adventure Bay
250 Cobb Parkway North 13602 Beechnut St.
Marietta, GA 30062 Houston, TX 77083

Minneapolis Cleveland
Grand Rios Water Park Six Flags Wyandot Bay
6900 Lakeland Ave. North 10101 Riverside Dr.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Powell, OH 43065

Denver Sacramento
Highland Hills Water World Sun Splash Water Park
Hyland Hills Water World 893 Taylor Rd.
Federal Heights, CO 80260 Roseville, CA 95661

Tampa Seattle (July 10 only)
Undertow Beach bar & Grill Seattle Peace Concert
3850 Gulf Blvd. 1247 15th Ave. E
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Seattle, WA 98112

July 16 (7:00-10:00 PM)

Teen Jam Fest
Wes Crile Recreation Center
1537 Norbert Terrace
Deltrona, FL 32725

To enter the "Claim to Fame" contest, 13-19-year-olds should send a color photo of themselves and either a) complete the online entry form located at www.fox.com/claim2fame; or b) answer the following questions on an 8_"x11" piece of paper:

- Why do you want to be a trophy presenter at the TEEN CHOICE AWARDS?

- What star would you like to hang with at the TEEN CHOICE AWARDS?

- What star's style is most like your own?

- What would people be surprised to learn about you?

Complete official rules of the contest including information about where to send entries, can be found at www.fox.com/claim2fame/rules.htm.

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will select one male and one female to hand out the coveted TEEN CHOICE surfboards at THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS.

The first contest winner of the "Claim to Fame" contest, established in 1999, was Jared Padalecki. While at the TEEN CHOICE AWARDS that year, Padalecki was approached by a talent manager, and soon found himself with a starring role on "Gilmore Girls" and appearing in the movie "House of Wax."

The coolest stars are expected to attend the show and receive awards in categories such as "Choice Breakout TV Show," "Choice Movie Chemistry," "Choice Reality/Variety Show," "Choice Breakout Artist," "Choice Male Hottie," "Choice Female Athlete" and "Choice TV Sidekick." From now until Thursday, Aug. 4, voters can log on exclusively to teenpeople.com/teenchoice to cast their ballots for the hottest celebrities in film, television, music, sports and fashion.

THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS) and Mike Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer. Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.


J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., the wholly owned operating subsidiary of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., is one of America's largest department store, catalog, and e-commerce retailers, employing approximately 150,000 associates. As of April 30, 2005, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. operated 1,017 JCPenney department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. JCPenney is the nation's largest catalog merchant of general merchandise, and jcpenney.com is one of the largest apparel and home furnishings sites on the Internet.

  [july 2005]  


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