The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is looking for amateur videographers and photographers to enter their works in a video contest designed to highlight the city’s desert preserves, parks and recreation facilities.
Videos can be either moving video or a video presentation of still photo images. All videos must mention the preserve area, park or community center location at which it was shot and, if applicable, any program featured in it. To enter, participants will need to post their completed videos on YouTube and submit the link for consideration. Winners will be chosen for each month and will have a link to their YouTube-based videos posted on the department website homepage. Winners also will be announced in a news release and have the opportunity to air their videos on the Phoenix 11 cable television channel.
■Videos should be 2:30 or shorter
■Videos can be either moving video or video presentation of still images
■Winning videos should build a comprehensible narrative through the use of natural sound (interviews or clips of participants explaining things), voiceover narration or on-screen graphics.
■All videos must mention either a Phoenix city park or preserve area or community/recreation center location and, if applicable, the program including the terms: City of Phoenix
■To enter your video, post your video to YouTube and e-mail a link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: YouTube Contest.
■Submissions will be reviewed and a winner will be chosen for each month of the year.
■Winners will be able to have their story aired on Phoenix 11* and will get a link to their video added to the Parks and Recreation Department homepage, which gets up to 15,000 site visitors per month.
■Winners also will get their video announced in a news release submitted to all area news media.
* To air on Phoenix 11, you'll need to provide the original video file. Providing the file is NOT a requirement to participate, it’s merely an option if you'd like your winning video on cable television.
These contest details are posted online on the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department website at http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/youtube.html.