Those interested in participating in Intersteno’s Internet Keyboarding Competition should sign up before April 10.
“You can do the online contest from the comfort of your own home, no passports or international travel required,” says Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI, chair of NCRA’s Intersteno Task Force. “It’s a small and easy step to learning more about your global counterparts.”
Competitors will be using the Taki software, which is downloadable from the Intersteno website, and can participate on a day of their own choosing between April 11 and May 2. Pittman recommends doing some research before competing “Go to the site and do the practice sessions so you understand how the software works,” she suggests.
Court reporting students who are interested in participating should contact their instructor about registering.
Competitors need to provide 1) their full name and address; 2) year of birth; 3) technology to be used (keyboard, stenotype machine); 4) language: mother-tongue or multilingual; and 5) the date they plan to take the test to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the contest in U.S. dollars is:
- $6 for participation only in the mother tongue
- $8 for competitors writing in two or more languages
Checks must be received by NCRA no later than April 10. Participants will be registered once the check is received. Checks should be made payable to NCRA and mailed to:
Attention: Internet Competition
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 400
Reston, VA 20191
More information on the contest is available at intersteno.org/intersteno-internet-contests/.