all amateur coaster video makers!
2nd Annual Coaster Video Contest!
NOTE! Entry Deadline Extended To April 22nd!
Wanna get your
coaster/theme park video seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers?
Wanna show off
your videography talent and editing to the rest of the world?
Then submit your
coaster video entry to Theme Park Review's 2nd annual video contest!
the full collection of all 11 Theme Park Review DVDs, a surprise gift
hand picked by Robb & Elissa,
a personalized certificate,
and your video published on Theme Park Review for at least six months.
runners up will receive
2 DVDs of their choice and their video published on
Theme Park Review for at least six months.
To submit an
entry, read the rules below, then submit your video to us!
order to be eligible, videos MUST be submitted on either DV Tape,
DVD, or data file.
See Rule #3.
Video Contest Entries MUST Be Postmarked By April 22nd, 2005.
Most Important! Keep in mind this contest is just for fun and a great way
to get your coaster video seen by lots of people!
Please feel free to post or link to this information to any message boards or
forums you feel might be interested in this contest!
Help us get the word out! =)
Videos must have been filmed and edited within the past two years.
You don't have to create a new video just for this contest. It just needs
to be good! =)
2. Videos must be between 2 and 5 minutes in length.
3. How to submit your entry: We have to be able to watch your
video on TV. Therefore ALL entries MUST be submitted by
mailing us your video on either DV tape in NTSC or PAL format, DVD (non-region encoded,
using compression no less than
8kbit/sec), or submitting a high quality .avi file on data CD or DVD using
the following output format: Microsoft DV AVI (or equivalent) compression at 720x480,
29.97fps for NTSC or 720x576, 25fps for PAL, average data rate of about 3.6mb per second,
48Hz 16bit audio, 24bit pixel depth, and MUST be able to be imported into video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere to be output to DV tape.
The mailing address to send your
Theme Park Review Video Contest
24803 Magic Mountain Parkway #1920
Valencia, CA 91355
NOTE: Video entries on DV tape is the preferred method of
The winning videos will be compressed to an .mpg file by Theme Park Review for
download with the same quality used for our current downloadable videos.
This is why we need the original high-quality version of your video on either DV
tape, DVD, or high quality .avi file.
5. Videos can be from any park, from any country. The video does not even need to
be in English...heck; we've seen some damn funny videos from our international
6. The Grand Prize winning video, in addition to the four "Runners Up"
videos will be published on Theme Park
Review available for download for a period of time lasting no shorter than Six
Months; a link and credit will be given to each of the winners.
7. All submitted videos remain the copyright of the original submitter,
however, Theme Park Review has the right to publish the videos on any
format (online, email, VHS, DVD, etc), and if any video is distributed
by any other means other than the internet, credit will be given to
the original submitter and a website link published with the video if
applicable, but no further compensation will be given other than:
pre-determined contest prize and
A complimentary copy of
any additional format the video is released on (DVD, VHS, etc)
8. All video entries must postmarked by April 22nd, 2005
9. Grand Prize Winner will receive the entire collection of Theme Park
Reviewís 11 DVDís
10. Four runners up will receive their choice of 2 DVDís from the Theme Park
11. No more than three submissions will be allowed per person.
12. All entries MUST include the contestantís FULL NAME, mailing address, and
email address. (No screen names or
13. The content of the video must be in good taste
and suitable for an audience of 13 and older. This means try to keep
swearing to a minimum, no nudity, etc. A "PG-13" video is acceptable.
(Basically if it's in our videos, it's ok for the contest)
14. All videos will be judged by the Theme Park
15. Basically, we're just looking for some fun,
theme park/water park/coaster videos and it doesn't have to be JUST
about coasters, but should include some footage of coasters, but there is no
minimum amount of coaster footage that needs to be included. As long as
the overall theme is about theme parks/coasters/water parks/etc. This contest is
fun and is a great way to get your video seen by a heck of a lot of people!
16. Theme Park Review Staff reserves the right to
disqualify videos that do not meet rules stated above as well as any rules that
must be created during or after the contest for reasons that may come up.
top entries chosen by TPR will be available for download in
May. At that time we will open up the 'Viewers Choice'
voting and allow all our readers to vote. In June, both the
'Viewers Choice' winners and Theme Park Review's winners will
announced at the same time.
to impress the Judges:
to have an element of FUN! Show us how much fun it is to visit an amusement
should be 'interesting'. If you choose to do a video that is JUST a coaster,
make it interesting, not just a complete POV and that's it.
to show off unique aspects of a park. For example, if your video is about a
certain park and they have a unique ride/show/attraction, focus on that!
does NOT have to be edited to music. It can contain narration, music, sound FX,
raw audio, etc.
Please email email@example.com
with any additional questions. Thanks again!
We look forward to seeing your work!
The Theme Park
discuss the contest on our forum for more information, click HERE.
View the winners from 2004's Video Contest, Click HERE
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