Show your love for Providence with a video.

[ 0 ] April 12, 2011 |

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.  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 Providence  Department of Art, Culture & Tourism Web site or by a link on the PWCVB Web site 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.  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.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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