A Night to Remember: Win the Ultimate Prom Launches Annual Contest

Contest offers high school students the chance to put on the “Ultimate Prom” with a $25,000 prize

Scottsdale, AZ, October 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- VERGO Marketing, Inc. is pleased to present the fourth rendition of Grand Canyon University’s Win the Ultimate Prom (WUP) contest. WUP is an online contest that awards one high school $25,000 to produce the Ultimate Prom.

During a two month period from, October 1 through November 30, high schools nationwide will compete to win the $25,000 grand prize. Students recruit family, friends and community members to vote for their school by registering and voting once a day, every day at WintheUltimateProm.com. The school with the most cumulative votes at the end of the contest wins the $25,000.

This year, more schools will win! In addition to the $25K grand prize, WUP has partnered with GradCity, Awesome Club Prom and BuzzFree Prom to award even more prizes. The second place school will receive an Awesome Club Prom Package valued at $5,000. BuzzFree Prom, a nonprofit organization promoting safe and sober proms, will give the top 100 schools a BuzzFree Prom Kit valued at $200 each. GradCity, the Nation's Ultimate Travel Experience for Students, will host mini contests rewarding participating schools and individuals with additional prizes.

“Win or lose, participating in Win the Ultimate Prom provides schools with a sense of community, teamwork and encourages school spirit,” said Eric McHaney, executive director of marketing at Grand Canyon University. “As the official sponsor of Win the Ultimate Prom, we are excited to promote school spirit and excitement to help make one high school’s prom even more special.”

WUP was created for Grand Canyon University by VERGO Marketing as an innovative method to connect with teens and help them discover future education opportunities. Since its inception, GCU’s WUP has given away more than $100,000 and exposed nearly 70,000 students to post-secondary education options.

This year, WUP has added new features to WintheUltimateProm.com including year-around articles, videos and blogs. WUP’s Facebook fan page, MySpace page and Twitter will provide exclusive voting tips, contest updates and weekly contest hints.

“WintheUltimateProm.com enables prom to live all year long and provides students with a positive, fun and informative Web site,” said Rebecca Miller,VERGO Marketing online media and content manager. “In our 4th season of WUP, we hope to continue to encouraging teens to rally their schools and communities for a collaborative cause.”

The winner of WUP will be announced December 15, 2009.


About Grand Canyon University

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a traditional regionally accredited, private, Christian university offering campus-based and online bachelor`s and master`s degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts. As an NCAA-competitive university, GCU offers more sports programs than any other higher education institution in Arizona. The Phoenix-based school is ranked as having one of the top online education programs by OEDb (Online Education Database). GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional. For more information visit www.gcu.edu.

About VERGO Marketing Inc.

VERGO Marketing is a digital marketing and communications agency assisting colleges and universities with their student enrollment efforts. From large public and private universities to small vocational schools and careers colleges, VERGO Marketing is a market leader in post-secondary education marketing introducing thousands of students to pathways of education daily.

For more information on VERGO Marketing Inc. visit vergomarketing.com or call (480) 990-1399.
VERGO Marketing, Inc.
Rebecca Miller