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#1 Jul 11, 2008
Kids Video Contest:“Staycationing” in My Hometown
As Travel Becomes More Cost-Prohibitive, New Contest
Challenges Kids to Create a Video Documentary
of a Special Summertime Event in Their Hometown
NEW YORK, NY (July XX, 2008)– As gasoline costs skyrocket , more families are staying close to home this summer. A new kids video documentary contest,“Summer in My Town,”( SummerInMyTownContest.com ) is encouraging kids to make the most of their summer “staycations.”
Whether it’s an annual festival, a special family-oriented concert, or a local parade, children ages 7-13 can submit a video documentary that depicts their special part of the world. The winner will receive a cash prize of $250.00 plus a special airing of their video on MeetMeAtTheCorner.org , the Web site that sends kids on virtual fieldtrips. The contest deadline is August 31, 2008.
“The ‘Summer in My Town Contest’ is a great way for kids to share a unique local event or activity with their counterparts worldwide. In addition, it enables kids to learn how to make a complete documentary-style video while discovering more about their community,” said Donna Guthrie, founder of MeetMeAtTheCorner.org , the contest’s sponsor.
Complete information on how to make a video documentary, including step-by-step instructions on creating storyboards and voiceovers, as well as submission guidelines, rules and forms can be found at SummerInMyTownContest.com . Final cassette tapes can be mailed to Meet Me at the Corner “Summer in My Town” Video Contest, 1710 First Ave., PO Box 283, New York, NY 10128. All submissions are the property of Meet Me at the Corner and will not be returned.
For more information, visit SummerInMyTownContest.com .
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