Friday, July 20, 2012

"Why Do You Love the Appalachian Trail?" Video Contest

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is hosting a video contest to find out what people love most about the A.T. The contest entitled “Why Do You Love the Appalachian Trail?” is currently accepting submissions until September 2, 2012. The grand prized winner will receive several prizes including the opportunity to have their video screened in theaters during the ATC’s membership drive this fall.

With over 2-3 million people hiking the A.T. each year, the ATC is providing the opportunity for the public to share what they enjoy most about the A.T. with the rest of the world.

Videos must be no longer than three minutes and must answer the question, “why do you love the Appalachian Trail?” Each participant can only submit one video and must adhere to the ATC’s Leave No Trace™ principles.

The ATC’s Facebook fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite videos. The top three videos receiving the largest number of votes will be awarded prizes. The grand prized winner will have their video screened in theaters at this year’s “Discover the Appalachian Trail” fall membership drive.

Videos will be accepted until September 2, 2012. Voting period begins on September 4 and will run until October 5. The top 3 videos will be announced on Monday, October 8.

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded for the three videos receiving the highest number of votes.

First Place:
* Custom ATC hammock, courtesy of ENO™
* Video screened in front of audiences at this year’s Discover the Appalachian Trail: 2012 fall membership drive
* Featured in A.T. Journeys (Official magazine of the A.T.)
* Video featured on the ATC’s YouTube Page
* One-year membership to the ATC

Second Place:
* ATC themed tote bag
* Glow-in-the-dark water bottle
* Featured in A.T. Journeys (Official magazine of the A.T.)
* One-year membership to the ATC

Third Place:
* ATC themed hat
* Featured in A.T. Journeys (Official magazine of the A.T.)
* One-year membership to the ATC

For more information or to submit a video, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/videocontest.


Jeff
Hiking in the Smokies

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