Friday, August 2, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Launches “I Am The Appalachian Trail” Video Contest

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is currently accepting submissions for the “I am the Appalachian Trail” Video Contest, a nationwide search for the best fan-made video about the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The grand prize winner will have their video screened in movie theaters during the 2014 ATC Membership Drive.

The video contest asks participants to answer the question: “How are you a part of the Appalachian Trail?” Contestants will submit video shorts, no longer than three minutes, emphasizing the many ways that they are connected to the Trail. Whether as a hiker, volunteer, teacher, artist, or simply someone who loves the Trail, the contest will explore how people are a part of the A.T.

The creators of the top three videos with the most votes will each win a one year membership to the ATC and be featured in an issue of A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC. The grand prize winner will have their video featured in theaters during the 2014 ATC Membership Drive and shared with thousands of followers across ATC’s social media sites. The contest winner will also receive a custom ATC ENO hammock, courtesy of ENO™.

The public will vote for their favorite video through ATC’s Facebook page. Submissions are being accepted until Sunday, September 15th, and voting will take place from Monday, September 16th to Friday, November 8th. The winners will be announced on Monday, November 11th.

Last year, Hector Reyes Miller of Dorado, Puerto Rico won the contest with a captivating video that highlighted life lessons he’s learned on the A.T. Miller’s video was shown in theaters during the 2012 membership drive and at the ATC's Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala in Washington D.C.:

For the complete list of submission guidelines, rules, and regulations, please click here. To vote or submit a video, visit

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