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Nilsen tops Speed Contest charts; Kislingbury wins Realtime Contest

Mark Kislingbury and Patricia Nilsen

Congratulations to Patricia Nilsen, RMR, CRR, CRC, CRI, who won the NCRA Speed Contest and Mark Kislingbury, FAPR, RDR, CRR, who won the Realtime Contest during the NCRA 2023 Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas.

For the Speed Contest, Nilsen placed third in Literary, fifth in Legal Opinion, and first in the Q&A, with an overall 98.932% accuracy for the Speed Contest. Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR, placed second, with an overall score of 98.796%; and Karen Tyler, RDR, CRR, CRC, came in third, with 98.702% accuracy.  

In the Realtime Contest, Kislingbury took the top prize, as he was the only competitor to qualify for the Literary portion of the event.

The Speed Contest consists of three legs: Literary at 220 wpm, Legal Opinion at 230 wpm, and Testimony at 280 wpm. Contestants have a total of 90 minutes per leg for transcription.

The Realtime Contest consists of two legs: Literary at 200 wpm and Testimony at 225 wpm. Contestants must turn in an ASCII file immediately following the end of dictation.

In both contests, contestants must receive 95 percent accuracy to qualify; accuracy also determines the winners.