Speed typing, texting competition coming to Museum Center - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Fastest thumbs in the 'Nati? Prove it Saturday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Do you think you're the fastest typer or texter out there? Why not audition for a typing challenge at the Cincinnati Museum Center?

The Cincy Typing Challenge is a free, public typing competition on July 20, 2013. The challenge will include speed typing in three categories: typewriters, keyboards and texting.

The three fastest texters will compete for a $500 grand prize. The typewriter and keyboard Qualifying Round is July 20th with the fastest four typists from both the typewriter and keyboard categories competing in the Finals on July 25th using a new Mobile QWERTY device. The three fastest in the finals will receive cash prizes with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

The Celebrity Challenge, which will run today through July 12, invites actors, professional athletes, civic leaders, politicians, musicians and members of the media to compete to determine who is the fastest celebrity typist in the region.

The top two finishers in the event will be invited to participate in the Finals of the Cincy Typing Challenge at Cincinnati Museum Center on July 25, 2013.

At the Finals, a donation will be made to WordPlay on behalf of the winning celebrity typists.

The Cincy Typing Challenge at Cincinnati Museum Center commemorates the 125-year anniversary of the country's first professional typing competition, which took place at what is now The Cincinnatian Hotel.

The competition established touch-typing and the QWERTY keyboard as the prevailing typing method and keyboard layout for the last 125 years.

The qualifying round is July 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Finals are July 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest texters and the three fastest typists, including a grand prize of $5,000. Registration is free and open to the public at CincyTypingChallenge.com and at the Museum Center on the day of the qualifying round.

For more information about the Cincy Typing Challenge, visit www.cincytypingchallenge.com.

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