Thursday, March 13, 2014
Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Video contest announced, winners to receive music festival tickets
ROME, GA. – The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) launched an all-new video competition Thursday called the Count Me in @ CounterPoint Ticket Giveaway. The contest begins today and will run for a month through Sunday, April 13, 2014.
The competition seeks videos made in Rome and Floyd County that highlight Rome’s unique variety of attractions, restaurants, outdoor adventures, nightlife and anything that makes the community stand out in the mind of the creator. Videos can be no more than 30 seconds in length.
“Video continues to be a competitive medium to encourage leisure travelers to visit different destinations,” said Luke Chaffin, GRCVB special projects coordinator. “We have a vast photo library, but being able to promote our community through video footage provides an even more accurate depiction of how charming Rome is.”
Video entries can originate on any social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine, but are required to be uploaded to the Georgia’s Rome Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RomeGeorgia for a participant to enter. An electronic entry form found at www.RomeGeorgia.org must accompany each video.
While voting in the form of likes and shares on Facebook through April 13 will be taken into consideration, a judge’s panel will ultimately decide the best movie based on creativity, overall quality, and a project that best showcases Georgia’s Rome.
“We aren’t asking for a Hollywood production—but any submission that could serve as a potential “commercial” for what Rome offers to all who visit would be the ideal candidate for this contest,” added Chaffin. “The submissions entered could be used in a variety of ways to help promote Georgia’s Rome, highlighting the natural beauty, history and southern hospitality for which we are known.”
Prizes valued at a total of over $1,400 will be given away to one grand prize winner and a first runner-up. The grand prize winner will walk away with four 3-day general admission tickets and a camping pass to the CounterPoint Music Festival, and a Georgia’s Rome prize pack. The first runner-up will win two 3-day general admission tickets and a camping pass to the music festival, as well as two Georgia’s Rome City Clocktower pop art t-shirts.
Winners will be announced on Friday, April 18.
The CounterPoint Music Festival is an outdoor music and arts festival that will return to Georgia on April 25-27, 2014 at the Kingston Downs between Rome and Cartersville. The three-day rain-or-shine event features camping, visual artists from around the state, Georgia food vendors, and a weekend of live music from a variety of different musical genres.
The 2014 event will feature more than four stages and a multitude of performers from all over the world, including headliners hip-hop duo Outkast and indie-pop band Foster the People. Patrons must be 18 years of age or older and have valid identification to attend the festival.
Count Me in @ CounterPoint Ticket Giveaway participants may enter no more than three videos per person. Each uploaded movie must be posted to the Georgia’s Rome Facebook with the hashtags #RomeGeorgia and #CP14 to satisfy the requirements of the contest. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to enter the competition. A vehicle pass is required for an automobile to enter the Kingston Downs.
Count Me in @ CounterPoint Ticket Giveaway submission information, rules and entry forms are available at www.RomeGeorgia.org under the “Attractions” tab. Posted videos will appear on the Georgia’s Rome Facebook fan page as they become available. Additional information about the CounterPoint Music Festival can also be found at www.RomeGeorgia.org, or by calling 706.295.5576.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.