Lauren Backstrom

NJATC NTI Attendees Rise to the NEC Challenge

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Aug 7, 2013

Last weekend, we attended the 2013 NJATC National Training Institute Trade Show in Ann Arbor, Mich. and invited attendees to prove their electrical code knowledge by participating in the all-new NEC Challenge!

Conference goers were able to test their NEC knowledge against questions regarding the 2011 NEC in the hopes of winning an iPad, a copy of the 2014 NEC and pride for their local journeymen.

Attendees rose to the challenge, as trade show participants returned throughout the weekend for the chance to improve their scores and earn more entries into the iPad drawing – or better yet, earn a spot on our NEC Challenge leaderboard. Participants and those playing along at home could also earn an entry

Derek Vigstol
Derek Vigstol
into the drawing by playing along on Twitter. Questions about changes for the 2014 NEC were released by @NFPA throughout the weekend, allowing followers to learn about some of the key changes to the code from NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer Mark Earley via video.

In the end, two were able to walk away with the prize. David Gizzard, who earned his entries via Twitter, was selected from the drawing, and Derek Vigstol earned the top spot on the leaderboard by correctly answering 31 questions in a row!

If you want a chance to take on the NEC Challenge, find us at IEC in Portland, Ore. in September or NECA in Washington, D.C. this October. Unable to attend either upcoming shows? You can still play along via Twitter. Follow @NFPA on Twitter and stay tuned for your chance to earn a spot in the prize drawing at each show.

For additional information and updates about the 2014 NEC, including teaching materials – such as apps and NEC Challenge game cards – register atnecconnect.org.

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