Amateur videographers are invited to play virtual tour guide and show the world (or at least the Internet) what they love about their hometown with the launch of the “My Providence” video contest which runs from now until June 1.
The contest is a collaboration between Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, Providence Monthly, “The Rhode Show,” the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, the RI Film Festival and Leadership Rhode Island.
They are looking for short videos that show Providence as the fun, artistic, interesting, vibrant city that it is.Â Films will be judged on creativity, technical excellence, and artistic merit.
Entrants are asked to submit video between 30 seconds and four minutes long. They are required to sign and complete an entrance form, available on the ProvidenceÂ Department of Art, Culture & Tourism Web site http://cityof.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/art-culture-tourism-my-providence-video-contest or by a link on the PWCVB Web site www.GoProvidence.com and then upload their video to the contest’s moderated YouTube Channel. There will be two categories: ages 17 and under and ages 18 plus.
Winners will be announced no later than July 1.Â Prizes include: lunch with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras; a “Dine Out for a Year” prize pack worth $1,200; a $1,000 shopping spree package; a private VIP party for 10 at McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon; tickets to the Rhode Island Film Festival; and a VIP tour of Roger Williams Park Zoo with an animal encounter.
For more information, visit GoProvidence.com or contact MyProvidence@pwcvb.com.