all amateur coaster video makers!
4th Annual Roller Coaster Video Contest!
Entry deadline extended until
Monday, February 4th!
Get your videos done now!
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 4th annual video contest!
4 Theme Park Review DVDs of your choice, a really *GOOD* TPR
A $100 TPR Gift Certificate good towards anything in the TPR Store
(including trips!), and your video
published on an official TPR DVD release!
Runners Up will receive
1 TPR DVD of their choice, your typical TPR Bag-O-Crap,
A $25 TPR Gift Certificate good towards anything in the TPR Store (including
trips!), and your video
published on an official TPR DVD release!
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 or Uploaded By February 4th, 2008!
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!
1. The entire video must be filmed and edited by YOU. Park B-Roll or
other 3rd party video will NOT be accepted.
If you want to submit a video as a partnership with someone else, that's fine
also, but any prizes won will be split up.
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 in HIGH QUALITY on either
DV tape in NTSC or PAL format, DVD (non-region encoded,
using compression no less than
8kbit/sec), or submitting or uplloading a high quality
.avi file on data CD or DVD using a high quality DV output format and MUST
be able to be viewed on a standard television.
Compressed internet files or "youtube" videos are NOT "high quality" and will
not be accepted.
As a reference, a 5:00 video at 720x480 should be a little over 1 gig in size.
Your file MUST be in .AVI format. MPG, MOV, WMV will NOT be accepted.
The mailing address to send your
Theme Park Review Video Contest
24707 Riverchase Dr #7203
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
To upload a contest entry use FTP (SmartFTP
Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org along with your FTP submission with the
information noted below letting us know your
video has been uploaded. If you do not send the accompanying email, your
submission will not be accepted.
NOTE: Video entries sent on MINI-DV tape is the preferred method of
All entries MUST include the contestant’s FULL NAME, mailing
address, and email address. (No screen names or Handles). If
we receive a video
without a name or contact information (and this has happened before)
it will immediately be disqualified.
4. Prior to public judging, all videos will be compressed by Theme Park Review
using the same
parameters to make the viewing fair.
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
6. "POV" or "onride video" is not allowed from parks who have a "no
cameras on rides" policy. For example, Six Flags, Cedar Fair,
Holiday World, do NOT allow any cameras on any rides for any reason. Even
if a ride op tells you it's "ok", we are telling you now that the park
has let us know that is NOT an acceptable reason for taking your camera on
rides. We will allow POV and onride footage from parks that DO allow
filming on certain rides. If it is clearly signposted no cameras, we
cannot allow onride or POV footage unless you have written permission
from the parks management team.
7. All submitted videos remain the copyright of the original submitter,
however, once a video is submitted it becomes property of Theme Park Review
and Theme Park Review has the right to publish the videos on any
format (online, email, DVD, iPod, YouTube, etc), and if any video is distributed
any other means other than the internet, credit will be given to
the original submitter and a website link published with the video if
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 or uploaded by Feb 4th,
9. You may submit up to two videos per person.
10. 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, obscene gestures, etc. A "PG-13" video is acceptable.
(Basically if it's something found in our TPR videos, it should be ok for the contest)
11. All videos will be first judged by the Theme Park Review
Staff and narrowed down to the finalists that will appear on the website for
12. 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.
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. 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.
with any additional questions. Thanks again!
We look forward to seeing your work!
The Theme Park
View the winners from last years Video Contest, Click HERE
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