JEOPARDY! AUDITIONS: The audition process and how to prepare for yours
Hosted by Stephanie Jass and Randy Gold
Hi, I’m Carson Sowers from Quantico, VA. I am hoping to be on the Teen tournament this season or next season. But I don’t know how I can get the test date, I keep looking on the “Be a Contestant” website and I kept seeing “Test is Closed.” How can I know that the test is scheduled?
Hi Carson. As far as I know, the Teen Tournament test date has not been set. Last year it was in September, but it’s moved around over the years. As long as you’re on the Jeopardy! email list, you’ll be notified when the test registration opens, which is generally about 3 weeks before the test date.
Thanks a lot! I have just signed up for the newsletter.
You’re quite welcome, Carson. I also noticed that you signed up for the replay of the audition webinar that I did with Stephanie Jass. I hope it helps you when the time comes. Steph and I (and others) are planning to do more webinars on additional topics, such as preparing for the qualifying test (the adult version, but probably not so different from the teen version.) Stay on the webinar list and you’ll get notification when these others are coming up.
Thanks for the reminder
Uh oh, the website’s not letting me on, do you know what it is, Mr. Gold?
I can’t get on either — requesting a password. Definitely a problem on their end. Let’s see whether they have someone on call to look into it on a Saturday night.
Okay, you let me know if the “someone” is on call
I see that the website is back on, do you know what happened?
Do you know how to make a post on JBoard?
Sign up at http://www.jboard.tv. You can view the site without signing up or logging in, but in order to post you need to be logged in. Then, after you post three times, you’ll be able to send private messages to other boardies.
Hi, sorry it’s been a while. But I’ve been seeing videos on Youtube of people showing the Jeopardy! Online Test Answers (Clues) but not the questions. Does everyone do that?
Carson….. What you’re probably viewing are video captures from when the online test was being administered live. This gives you the opportunity to see what it’s like to take the test from both a visual and a timing standpoint. The videos are real-time.
Here are links to JBoard.tv threads that post and discuss the 3 adult tests given this year. There are similar threads on JBoard from previous years.
http://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1749 (January 7, 2014)
http://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1751 (January 8, 2014)
http://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1756 (January 9, 2014)
Hi, Mr. Gold. It’s been a long time. Where can I find Stephanie Jass’ email?
Hi, it’s me, again. I saw on the Jeopardy! page that there’s a Denver Adult test adults 18 and over can take. How many more days/months/years do the other tests come; I.E: Teen, College, Kids week
The adult test has been in January or February every year since the online test was first administered. As far as I know, the other tests that you mention have not been administered on any regular schedule like the adult test. Best advice is to just be on the official mailing list — good advice for everybody interested in Jeopardy! — and keep a heads up for when the announcements are made. This is the main registration page: http://www.jeopardy.com/beacontestant/contestantsearches/
Another question, do you have to live in Denver or live in the states that have the Mountain Time?
They’re looking for people from the Denver area, but no indication as to how far out that applies. Best to send your question to JEOPARDY_contestant_department@spe.sony.com
I don’t know if you are, but, are you part of the J! Archive, Mr. Gold?
I’m not part of the volunteer team that maintains the J! Archive. Most of them are regular contributors on JBoard, though. If you have questions or comments about the archive, post on JBoard and they will be noticed.
I just got some news on JEOPARDY’s Facebook page about the online registration coming up on March 30th. Does this go for all fields?
Most likely only for the adult test.
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