Friday, August 29, 2008

NCSG Launches a New Contest

I love being a chimney sweep because...

VIDEO CONTEST

Watch the contest intro from Mark McSweeney, NCSG's Executive Director.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3DJ4zTaP68

Stereotypes about chimney sweeps abound and videos found on YouTube aren't helping. Sure it's cute to think of sweeps as guys who sing and dance on rooftops, but we know that there's so much more to being a chimney sweep than clever choreography.

OUR CHALLENGE
Break the stereotype of the Disney-esque chimney sweep.

THE FIRST STEP
Create a video completing the statement: "I love being a chimney sweep because..."

THE GENERAL GUIDELINES
1. Entrants must own or be employed by an NCSG member company.
2. Videos should be no longer than 1 minute in length.
3. Entries must close with the NCSG trademark and URL(www.NCSG.org).

THE OFFICIAL RULES
By submitting video, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the official contest rules found here.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Send your video (.wmv, .avi, .mov or .mpg only) with title, your name and company name via email to mheeke@ncsg.org by the end of day September 30, 2008 with "NCSG Video Contest" in the subject line.

WHAT'S ON THE LINE
Winners will have their videos posted on the NCSG website and will be announced in the October issue of eNewslink. Of course, the winners also receive bragging rights and the knowledge that they're making a difference in the way chimney sweeps are viewed today.

Grand prize
One year NCSG membership, NCSG Innovation 2009 convention registration (Winston-Salem 2009), "Best Picture 2008" trophy and accolades online at www.NCSG.org

1st Runner Up
NCSG Innovation 2009 convention registration (Winston-Salem 2009), mention in Sweeping and accolades online at www.NCSG.org

Honorable Mention
Mention in Sweeping and accolades online at www.NCSG.org

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Melissa Heeke, NCSG Director of Communications & Marketing at mheeke@ncsg.org

YouTube is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries.

1 comment:

Melissa Heeke said...

Awesome! Thanks for helping spread the word about the video contest!