CBS.com, Sears to launch second Survivor casting contest

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CBS.com and Sears announced the launch of the second official Survivor  “Casting Call” online contest.  One lucky fan will win a trip to LA to audition in front of the Survivor casting team for a potential spot on an upcoming season of the CBS reality series. 


In January, Sears sponsored the first Survivor “Casting Call” contest on CBS.com, which garnered over 2,000 video entries from fans across the nation.  James “Jimmy T.” Tarantino, the winner of the contest, was picked by Survivor’s casting team to be one of the coveted 20 castaways on this season’s Survivor: Nicaragua.

Starting 12/7, fans can visit the Sears-sponsored Survivor hub at http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/casting_call/ and upload a 30 to 60-second video of themselves explaining why they think they could win.  The top 10 entries will be selected by the Survivor casting team.

On Jan. 11, the top 10 selected videos will be presented to the general public for a vote.  Fans can vote for their favorite submissions until Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.  The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to audition for a spot on the show.


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