Match Launches the First MatchMade Scholarship Contest; Children of Success Couples Compete for $50k Scholarship
More Than One Million American Babies "Made" on Match
DALLAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Match.com announces the MatchMade Scholarship Contest, a $50,000 program open to kids of parents who met on Match. Launched more than 19 years ago, Match has consistently led to more dates, more relationships, and more marriages than any other site. And now, with over one million babies "made" on Match, Match will continue to positively impact the lives of its members by offering a scholarship to the children of its success couples.
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The campaign promoting the scholarship contest kicks off today with a video showcasing young kids sharing their thoughts on everything from love and marriage to careers and college. The candid video can be found at www.MatchMade.com.
"Success on Match takes many forms, but of course there's a special place in our hearts for the children involved in our members' lives," said Sam Yagan, CEO of Match. "By bringing their parents together, we've played a small role in the lives of more than one million MatchMade babies, and now with the MatchMade Scholarship Contest, we're excited to extend that special relationship to helping those children pay for college."
The MatchMade Scholarship contest is open to students between the ages of 13-20 nationwide. To enter, students must submit a short video retelling their parents' Match love story in a creative way - from their first messages exchanged on Match to the moment they knew they were MatchMade for each other. Match will accept submissions through June 30, 2014, after which Match will select a group of finalists. In August, the public will choose the winner by sharing their favorite videos via Facebook and Twitter. The winner will be awarded a $50,000 scholarship. And to honor the original Match members, the parents of the MatchMade scholarship winner will be given $5,000 to put toward a special getaway.
For more information and details on how to apply for the MatchMade Scholarship, please visit www.MatchMade.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to legal residents of the Continental US, ages 13-20 at the time of entry with parent/ legal guardian consent, with at least one parent/legal guardian who met their significant other on Match.com. Sponsor: Match.com, L.L.C., 8300 Douglas Ave., Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75225. Contest runs from 12:00 A.M. (CST) on May 5, 2014 to 11:59 P.M. (CST) on June 30, 2014. Aggregate retail value of prize: $55,000. For more information and official contest rules, visit www.matchmade.com/rules.
Launched in 1995, Match.com was the original dating site and pioneer of the online dating industry. Today, 19 years later, Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 25 countries, eight languages and across five continents and is responsible for more dates, relationships and marriages than any other website. Match.com is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.match.com.
For further information: Match.com, Amy Canaday, Amy.Canaday@match.com, 214-576-9416; DKC Public Relations, Caitlin O'Neill, Caitlin_O'Neill@dkcnews.com, 212-981-5246