Introducing the live NEC Challenge Championship and play at home daily online challenge

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jan 14, 2014

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Derek Vigstol, Rob Watkins, and Joe Brinkley


Last fall, to celebrate the release of the 53rd edition of the NEC, electrical experts and professionals across the country were invited to put their knowledge and experience to the test with the launch of the +NEC +Challenge. This interactive game traveled across the country to electrical trade shows where more than 500 professionals got the chance to prove their superior code knowledge. Three contestants earned themselves the bragging rights of being an NEC Challenge winner. 


But every challenge can only have one champion. That is why NFPA is excited to introduce the first-ever NEC Challenge Championship in which our three trade show winners will be competing for a $5,000 cash grand prize and the title of NEC Challenge Champion!

On Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Joe Brinley of Roanoke, VA, Robert Watkins of Denver, CO and Derek Vigstol of Princeton, MN will test their code knowledge in a live webisode championship event, consisting of three rounds of gameplay, including a head-to-head final round challenge between the top two contestants for the grand prize.

*Do you think you can keep up with a champion?

*Then test your own NEC IQ and play along during the NEC Online Challenge! Follow us at #NECconnect or visit for your opportunity to answer the NEC question of the day and be eligible to win daily NEC prizes! Every correct entry is also entered to win the Grand Prize Drawing being held LIVE during the NEC Challenge Championship on January 24th. You could win a FREE registration to the upcoming NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas! Please visit for additional information, and official rules and regulation.


It’ll be a first of its kind event. And you can watch it all happen live. Stay tuned to to find out how you can register to view the crowning of a champion!

-[Dan Whiting |]