CBC casting for Canada’s Smartest Person

From a media release:

CBC’s popular competition series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON is back for a second season, and inviting Canadians to compete for the ultimate title. The national search for competitors kicks off online today and interested participants can apply or nominate someone online at cbc.ca/smartestperson. Competitors don’t have to be a math whiz or trivia buff to apply.  Competitors last season were a diverse group of Canadians and included a radio host, an Olympian, a firefighter, a surgeon and a stay-at-home mom.

Based on the ground-breaking Theory of Multiple Intelligences, CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON redefines what it means to be smart. Competitors go head-to-head in mind-bending, action-packed challenges that showcase their strengths in six categories of intelligence: logical, visual, physical, linguistic, musical and social.  Most people excel in two or three of these categories, but only a few excel in all meaning it can be anyone who takes the title.

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Canadians from all backgrounds who have well-rounded smarts. Apply or nominate someone online at cbc.ca/smartestperson.  Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by Jan. 1, 2015 to apply.  The deadline to apply is June 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON was the number-one new Canadian series of the 2014 fall television season. The series also features an interactive television component that allows viewers to play along on mobile devices. It is one of the most popular interactive experiences ever produced in Canada, with over 180,000 app downloads and one million intelligence tests completed.

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, will return with all-new episodes this fall on CBC Television.